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*Faim de Loup Syrah*

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2020

*Faim de Loup Syrah*

Syrah

Languedoc, France

Alc. 14 %

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$23.99

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$19.49
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Pour Le Vin (which translates to "for wine") is a project we love at WineCollective, and we're thrilled to have another of their fantastic releases as a member exclusive! Using long-standing relationships with quality-minded grapegrowers in some of the best regions in southern France, they produce an eye-catching range of delicious wines that won't break the bank. The latest example is this Syrah from Languedoc, called Faim de Loup ("hungry like the wolf").

Syrah thrives in this part of France thanks to ample sunshine and long, hot summers. Sourced from 40-year old vines planted in sandy soils in the subregion of Aude, Faim de Loup is entirely unoaked to allow the fruit (and Syrah's distinct peppery spice) to shine. After harvest, grapes are destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The finished wine is juicy and vibrant, perfect for pairing with hearty winter meals. It's a wine meant for early enjoyment, so serve over the next 2-3 years at about 18 C.

Smell

Faim de Loup captures all the charm of French Syrah, with plenty of brambly red fruit aromas, cherry, and fresh herbs. There's hints of the region's signature garrigue, a catch-all term for the range of aromatic wild herbs common in this part of France. Finally, as the wine opens up with air, you'll find a touch of Syrah's signature fresh-ground pepper.

Taste

Bold and assertive without being jammy, this Syrah is beautifully balanced on the palate, and full of flavours of ripe red fruit, dried herbs, and spice. The tannins are round and well-integrated, and the long, dry finish has a lovely lift from the bright acidity. This is very elegant take on Syrah with a ton of personality!

Pairing

Pair this approachable red with hearty, warming classics like white bean and Toulousse sausage stew, or match with a lentil and winter vegetable soup.

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