Our magic Syrah... The best companion for your venison and juicy red steaks!
Three different plots of Syrah, harvested on three different dates.
Three different tanks and fermentations that that were blended after malolactic fermentation and left and then spend some time in 5 new French 500litre oak barrels of the highest quality to melt together in perfect harmony.
We blended barrels #10, #11, # 12, #14 and #16 together in October and are super proud of our very first pure Syrah!
How to best enjoy 2020 Sa Rateta
Tasting note written by Marie on November 22nd 2021
Magical, mysterious dark nose. It’s highly sophisticated, even aristocratic! Layers of dark fruit intertwined seamlessly with chocolate, coffee and exotic spice. The more air = the more complexity here so play around with it in the glass.
On the palate it’s lush, dark and shows an impressive texture… It’s like liquid black velvet. Dark cherries, blackberries, chocolate, sweet liquorice and some crushed red peppercorns. The tannins are perfectly integrated and adds structure and oomph to the fruit. I just love the long finish of this wine with it’s delish dark fruit and a kick of this perfectly smooth orange-like acidity.
What to serve with Sa Rateta
This wine calls for deer or venison, but served as red as possible. Young wines like all these in general functions best with red meat! Even the best piece of sirloin will work wonders here. I’d keep the dish as simple as possible to let the wine shine together with a beautiful piece of game or beef and simple sides like a spinach salad and some fries.
How and when to enjoy Sa Rateta
This shows beautiful already now in the right glass, some 5-10 minutes of patience and some swirling TLC. However, this will for sure grow into something even more beautiful with a bit of time in the bottle. So my recommendations would be to open a bottle now, and as with Santa Magdalena follow it unfolding it’s beauty over the next 6-8 months, but this will “never” grow old and can easily keep 2-3 years or more.
The boring stuff
Blend: 100% Syrah
Harvested: 11 August, 24 August and 3 September 2020