Tasting Notes: Danseur opens with elegant aromas of lavender, sandalwood, and boysenberry on the nose. The palate reiterates these elements with additional notes of dark chocolate and spicy ripe, black fruit supported by a base of ripe, soft tannins and a lingering, exotic finish.
Romance Copy: The fruit for our 2013 Danseur Syrah was hand harvested on a cool October 10th morning at Pearl Family Vineyards in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon. The unique terroir in this region provides abundant sun with optimal soil. Wine character is enhanced with the utilization of both composting and cover cropping to sustain soil nutrient content.
Immediately following harvest, the perfectly ripe clusters were delivered to the winery where the fruit was hand sorted and then destemmed and placed in small bins to cold soak until fermentation began with the indigenous yeast provided by nature in the vineyard. After a series of manual punch downs, the wine was pressed, settled and transferred to 100% French oak barrels for seventeen months.