After the remarkable success of the first Bellerophon in 2012 it was decided to make another offering from the 2014 vintage. The Syrah was co-fermented in the classic mould of Côte-Rôtie with the white Viognier grape. To further develop the style approximately 30% of the wine was fermented with whole bunch clusters in the fermentation, this was either as 15% additions of the Viognier or anywhere between 10 to 100% whole cluster Syrah. Fermented with ‘wild’ yeasts and left in vat for an extended period prior to pressing, the various components underwent a natural malolactic in the Spring before blending and bottling just prior to the vintage of 2015.
BLEND 97% Syrah and 3% Viognier
HARVEST DATE 26/03/14 – 12/04/14
BRIX @ HARVEST 22.8-24.0
BARREL 25% New French Oak, 75% Older