Ripe fruit with a balance of savoury spice and dusty tannins fill out the mid-palate. Early spring with a dry moderate growing season. Flavour was obtained at full ripeness
REGION Yarra Valley |
DATE OF HARVEST Early March |
METHOD Machine harvest |
VINE AGE Average 15 years |
YIELD 3.5 tonnes / hectare |
CLONE PT23 & BVRC12 |
SOIL TYPE Grey loam over yellow clay
Dark red with purple hue
Spiced fruits, Christmas cake and blackberry jam.
Medium bodied with great freshness and vitality. Dark cherry and plum fruits with a tar-like concentration.
BARREL ORIGIN French |
TIME IN BARREL 12 Months |
YEAST TYPE: Syrah |
FERMENTATION TIME 12 Days |
FERMENTATION METHOD Mix of hand-plunged open and rotary fermenters |
SKIN CONTACT TIME 12 days |
MLF 100% |
AGE OF BARREL 15% new, 85% seasoned
Matured in new and used French oak. A substantial wine with notes of shoe leather, spice and tar woven through the black fruits of the bouquet and palate. A difficult vintage to pigeonhole, with frequent breaks of hot and cool weather. This certainly is ripe.