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Awards & Reviews
Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion)
The first Syrah produced under this label and what elegance! Takes a leaf straight out of the Lubiana winemaking school of pinot noir with great lift and expansive, pretty fruit and spice. Highly articulate approach to the grape allowing drinkers to see the Rhone-side of the variety with full 5-spice, nutmeg, pepper and Aussie bush notes siting under blueberries, stewed plums. Clean, lithe and juicy to taste with spice to the fore, accompanied by soft, cedary oak. Screw cap 13.5% alc
Variety: 100% Shiraz/Syrah
Vineyard blocks: 100% estate grown, single vineyard
Geology: Mix of grey gravelly loam over gravel and red loam
Vineyard management: Certified biodynamic
Cellaring potential: 3 - 6 years
2018 is our second vintage of Syrah here at our Granton estate. Fruit was picked on the 21st of April and processed at the winery with 70% of fruit de-stemmed and 30% kept as whole bunch for fermentation. The wine spent 13 months in 2nd and 3rd fill French oak barrels before blending and bottling.
The wine displays flavors of ripe plum and dark chocolate on the nose, which are followed by hints of white pepper and red currents on the palate and well rounded tannins on the finish.