2017 Spadefoot Toad Syrah
Bold, dark & smooth
Summerhill Pyramid Winery (established 1991) is Canada's largest organic winery, BC's first Demeter biodynamic vineyard, and Canada's foremost producer of sparkling wine. Our winemaking philosophy is that organic and biodynamic provides the royal road to producing exceptionally beautiful, authentic, terroir-based wine that will connect you with the beautiful Okanagan Valley.
100% Organic Syrah.
Bold, dark and smooth with notes of blackberry, soft leather, ripe raspberry and black pepper. Subtle oak character gives a whisper of vanilla and spice. Firm, gripping tannins and bright acidity buttress the concentrated fruit flavours, providing excellent structure for long-term cellaring. Decant and enjoy tonight or cellar 5-7 years!
Organic Syrah grapes were hand harvested from Spadefoot Toad Vineyard in Oliver, BC. These vines are lovingly managed by master organic grower Ron Firman, who tends his small acreage like a garden to create this intensely concentrated wine. Ron carefully applies compost to each individual vine and breeds endangered spadefoot toads in his irrigation channels for natural pest control.
Syrah clones #7, #99 and #100 were fermented separately in small lots with daily hand cap management. Each portion rested for forty-seven months in neutral oak barrels before blending and bottling.
Food Pairing Notes
A classic match for grilled lamb chops or spare ribs.