Domaine Grier Odyssea 2014

Technical Analysis

Winemaker - Raphael Graugnard
Main Variety - Shiraz
Alcohol - 14 %vol
pH - 3.63
RS - 2.4 g/l
Total Acid - 4.9 g/l

Characteristics

Type - Red
Taste - Mineral


Tasting Notes

The wine clearly expresses the minerality and spice expected from the vineyard and it is supported by fruit and a hint of aniseed. It is naturally fresh with good palate weight and balance.

Blend Information

50% Syrah, 30% Carignan, 20% Grenache

In The Cellar

This wine was created to reflect the “Terroir” using only classic varieties of the region. Each component was vinified separately before blending in December. Use of oak was limited to ensure a style that expresses the site without being masked by wood.

Additional Information

In 2006, the Grier family, owners of Villiera Wines in the Stellenbosch region of South Africa, realised their dream of owning a vineyard in the South of France. Their lengthy love affair with France began in 1983 after meeting Jean Louis Denois from Champagne, who later moved to Limoux in the South of France. Regular visits to the area culminated in a growing interest to become physically involved. Jean Louis Denois identified the Fenouillèdes in Roussillon as prime “terroir” for the creation of top quality wines. Early in 2006, the ideal site became available and the Griers grabbed the opportunity to put in an offer which was accepted. The vineyard has become a natural extension of their South African based wine business, and they are assisted by Raphael Graugnard, a local winemaker who shares a passion for the region. Odyssea is part of the story and reflects the influence of both the old and new world.


Other Vintages

Wine Wine Maker Main Variety
Domaine Grier Odyssea 2014 Raphael Graugnard Shiraz
Domaine Grier Odyssea 2013 Raphael Graugnard Shiraz
Domaine Grier Odyssea 2011 Raphael Graugnard Shiraz


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