GranMonte Award Winning 2013 The Orient Syrah.
Silver - FBAT International Wine Challenge 2017
Silver - AWC Vienna 2018
Silver - Best with Cantonese Braised Brisket,
Grape variety: Syrah 100%
Syrah is another vitis vinifera that had best adapted to our tropical soil and climate. The syrah grapes for
this wine were hand selected from three oldest blocks of lower yielding vines on a slope with red clay and
good drainage. The grapes were hand harvested in the cool mornings of February at 24-25°Brix and hand
sorted which resulted in concentrated fruit, with full flavors and tannins.
Vinified with a one month and a half extended maceration to get full flavor and complexity. The Orient was
aged in French and American oak barrels for twelve months for well-structured tannins. This Syrah is fullbodied with black fruit characters of blackberries and plum with hints of black pepper and clove. The palate shows arrays of dark cherries, sweet plums and black currant. Complex, dry, with generous middle-palate sweetness, held together by tight acid backbone and hints of cigar box and dry spices. It is robust with integrated vanilla oak, powerful tannins with silky and long finish. This wine is pleasurable drinking on its own or with food. This Syrah is crafted to be enjoyed with a few years of cellaring and will improve with age. Drink now – 2022.