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2015 Syrah Ice Wine

2015 Syrah Ice Wine by Tantalus
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Icewine – the ultimate waiting game… Luckily for us the 2015 harvest arrived nice and early on November 26th offering us fruit that escaped wrestling with the ravages of winter.

Picking commenced in the pitch dark shortly after our Riesling Icewine fruit came in at 6 AM and by 7 the grapes were in the press and the first ruby red-coloured dribbles of juice were flowing into the juice tray.

One of a only a sprinkling of Syrah Icewines made in the world, this wonderfully unique wine carries a beautiful sunset pink colour.

In the glass, aromas of fresh strawberry and rhubarb pie emerge complemented by rose petal and a lovely savoury note reminiscent of sweet roasted beets. The wine exhibits a lush palate of sweet bumble berry jam and sour apple candy.

The finish is lengthy and offers an intriguing back note of sage and white pepper. Our Syrah Icewine is lovely now, but will age gracefully for many years.

Tantalus was established in 2004 when Proprietor Eric Savics was presented with the opportunity to acquire one of the Okanagan Valley’s premier vineyard properties. Originally known as Pioneer Vineyards, the site was first planted to table grapes in 1927 by renowned, local horticulturist JW Hughes.

After tasting several vintages of wines made by the former owner, Eric felt this was indeed a very special vineyard. He, along with his team, established the site’s ultimate potential would be fully realized by focusing on a small, terroir-driven line of wines made from Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The old vine plantings – 1978 Riesling and 1985 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay became the backbone of the vineyard. Other varietals were removed and new plantings of the 3 flagship varietals commenced in 2005. The vineyard would not only have considerable vine age as its anchor, it would grow to have superior clone variation as well.

Tantalus’ inaugural 2005 vintage immediately attracted the attention of national and international wine critics and Tantalus was quickly added to a short list of Canada’s very best Riesling producers. Today, in addition to Riesling, Tantalus is also recognized for consistently producing high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

With the success of the wines and the increase in production, came the need to build a new winery. Tantalus’ sleek new facility was completed in March 2010 and has the distinction of being British Columbia’s first LEED-certified winery.

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Tantalus  from Kelowna, BC

Tantalus Kelowna, BC

Tantalus was established in 2004 when Proprietor Eric Savics was presented with the opportunity to acquire one of the Okanagan Valley’s premier vineyard properties. Originally known as Pioneer Vineyards, the site was first planted to table grapes i

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