Saxum 2016 Heart Stone Vineyard
The Heart Stone Vineyard is a small 7 acre vineyard planted on a gentle South slope of limestone and shale. With 8 different clones of Syrah, 4 of Grenache and 1 Mataro, we aim to produce a wine that is both compelling and complex. We typically co-ferment all the varieties together with a high proportion of whole clusters, producing a tannic and spicy wine that has great purity and complexity. We age this wine with very little new oak in mostly larger puncheons for 20-28 months. Our wines are never racked off their lees and are bottled unfined and unfiltered.
97 points Jeb Dunnuck
96 points Vinous
93 points Wine Spectator
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Composition: 51% Grenache, 27% Syrah, 13% Mataro, 6% Petite Sirah, 3% Touriga Nacional