About 2014 Mattina Fiore Regina Madre Syrah :
The 2014 Mattina Fiore Regina Madre Syrah is a barrel select Syrah from the Santa Maria Valley in California, USA. It is named after Scott’s mother Regina (Jean). “Regina Madre” translates from Italian to English as, “Queen Mother”, fitting both her and for the Barrel Select Syrah. It has been awarded a Silver medal from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and has received a rating of 91/100 from 2 critic reviews
The 2014 Mattina Fiore Regina Madre Syrah is a red wine from the Santa Maria Valley. The wine is described as having a depth of garnet color, followed by intense lushness of black vine fruit flavors of olallieberry, the liveliness of raspberries and a floral nose that reminds us of the early mornings at the San Francisco flower market. Hints of dark plum, a flutter of braised short rib with fig jam and the concentration of layered chocolate cake and sweet tannins round out the energetic lingering finish.
26 months of aging in 100% new French oak from the Allier forest
The grapes for this cool climate Syrah were selected from Murmur Vineyard in Santa Maria Valley. Late October 2014 was the harvest time and only 298 cases were made.
Throughout the 26 months of aging in 100% new French oak from the Allier forest, they have hand selected these barrels as their finest. The blend composition is 100% Syrah – Clone 174. The alcohol content is 14.8% by volume and pH is 3.56. The total acidity is 0.62 and it was aged for 26 months in 60% New French Oak, 40% Neutral Oak.
About The Winery:
Scott & Andrea Williams’s adventure in wine began many years ago in San Luis Obispo California where they first met as college students. As a husband and wife team, with their four sons, they have traversed the gamut of the premium wine business on the Central Coast for nearly 30 years as the purveyors of Depalo & Sons, Specialty Provisions, Spirits and Fine Wines. Over that time, they have had the fortune to refine alliances with the Central Coast’s finest winemaking families and grape growers. They started Mattina Fiore Wines in 2011 to deliver elegantly crafted wines worthy of San Luis Obispo’s history of exquisite winemaking from its captivating premium vineyards. Mattina Fiore is a celebration of this passion and a tribute to their rich ancestry.