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Winemaking and Tasting Notes

The Syrah for this wine was picked from eighteen-year-old blocks of vines on a slope with darker soil
and good drainage. The grapes were hand-harvested at night in the month of February with 23-24°Brix and naturally high acidity, exemplifying the uniqueness of vineyard conditions in tropical Thailand. The Syrah grapes were destemmed and selected with the most advanced grape-sorting technology in Thailand.

This wine is full-bodied and fruit driven, showing arrays of plum, blackcurrant, black pepper, dry spices and licorice. It is round with ripe, mouth-filling tannins, yet balanced with a long lingering finish of vanilla oak undertone, making it pleasurable drinking on its own or with food.

2021 GranMonte Heritage Syrah is crafted to be enjoyed with a few years of cellaring and will improve with age. Drink now-2031.


  • Vineyard
    Variety: 100% Syrah
    Region: Khao Yai Wine Geographical Indication, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

    Sub-region: Asoke Valley
    Altitude: 350 m. above sea level
    Yearly Rainfall: 990 mm
    Soil: Well-drained red clay soil with weathered shale and limestone

    Alcoholic fermentation: Stainless steel
    Oak maturation: 22 months in 100% French oak

    Alcohol content: 12.5%/vol.
    Total acidity: 5.2 g/L
    pH: 3.32
    Winemaker: Nikki Lohitnavy

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