Vintage & Viticulture
Weather conditions were fairly normal in winter but early spring brought about very wet conditions and by early June the vineyards were behind by a couple of weeks. Summer came on strong with temperatures a few degrees above normal and dry sunny conditions allowed the fruit to ripen early.
Our fifth edition of the Magician is weightier that past vintages with of 92% Syrah and only 8% Pinot Noir in this blend. The grapes were hand harvested and 25 – 30% of the fruit from each variety was allowed to dry in our kilns for up to 4 weeks. The grapes were crushed and fermented on the skins for 12 days. After pressing the wine was moved into 1 year old French barriques, where the wine completed it alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. The wine was aged for 30 months in barriques and another 5 months in bottle.
Silky tannins and dark fruit on this full body wine create a long smooth finish. A balanced acidity interplays with black pepper, spice, black cherry, blackberry and chocolate notes.
Good for grilled meats, roasts, especially lamb and hearty stews or pastas. Also a nice evening companion when paired with a sharp cheese or dark chocolate.
Shipping charges in Canada range from $30.00 to $50.00 per 12 bottles (case). Reif Estate online orders are available to Ontario, B.C., Alberta and Manitoba addresses only. You must be 19 or older to order and must be available to sign for your order with proper identification. Wine cannot legally be left without a signature, therefore we strongly recommend delivery to a work address. If you are for any reason dissatisfied with one of our products, please contact us. For orders outside of Ontario please contact the winery at orders [at] reifwinery.com.