2018 Syrah, named as the growing, picking, fermentation and élevage decisions were taken to feature the fragrance and spice of Shiraz grown in the cool Eden Valley.
Pick date: 21/03/2018. The Shiraz grapes were from our Boongarrie Estate ‘North’ and ‘House’ blocks, at an SG of ¬13.5Be. Hand-picking the grapes allowed a portion whole-bunch inclusion in the small open ferment (28%). The addition of the bunch rachi brings minerality, spice and vitality to the flavour spectrum. Old French puncheons were used so the oak flavour is minimal and the pristine fruit aromas and flavours are central.
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