Dry Creek Valley

2007 Petite Syrah Dessert Wine


Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2007
Appellation:Dry Creek Valley (California (region), United States)
Winery: Francis Ford Coppola
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Petite Sirah
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 17.50%
The 2007 Petite Syrah Dessert Wine is a red wine made by Francis Ford Coppola from Dry Creek Valley that is based on 2007 petite sirah and shows an alcoholic strength of 17.50%.

Elaboration of 2007 Petite Syrah Dessert Wine

2007 Petite Syrah Dessert Wine (Petite Sirah)

Our Petite Sirah is grown in Ruby's Vineyard, located in Dry Creek Valley. The appellation has a diversity of microclimates and soil variations, which enables it to accommodate many different grape varietals. The thick-skinned Petite Sirah ripens beautifully in the warm, northern section of the region.

To make our dessert wine, our Petite Sirah grapes were placed in special tanks after harvest. When about half of the natural sugar in the grapes had been converted to alcohol, clear grape spirit was added, causing the yeasts in the wine to die off. This effectively stopped fermentation, thereby creating a sweet dessert wine. The wine was then placed in small oak barrels for twenty months in order to develop a mellow tannin structure and heighten the flavor complexity.

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The Winery

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola

Francis puts it best, saying the winery is “a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life – food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types. A place to celebrate the love of life.”

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