Shyrah 2009

This dark, inky, vibrant wine entices with an explosive mix of liquorice, violets and cloves. The entry is silky and soft followed by a glossy texture on the palate that combines flavours of cinnamon, white pepper and spice to offer an attractive density and mouthfeel. Rich, lingering fruit and a long, pleasant finish.

Winemakers Notes

The Shiraz and Viognier grapes were picked together in the first week of March.

The Harvest

The Shiraz and Viognier grapes were crushed and co-fermented. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. The wine was matured for 24 months in 12% new 225L barrels (94% French, 6% American oak)

In the Cellar

Alcohol
pH

14.0%
3.56

RS
Total Acid

3.3 g/l
6.0 g/l

96% Shiraz, 4% Viognier

Blend Information

Our Syrah has powerful perfumed aromas of fennel, thyme, rosemary, violet and oregano, much like one would experience whilst strolling through a herb garden.

Herbae (Herbs)

Each of our wines is linked to a specific flower – the characteristics of the wine are symbolized by that particular flower on the label.

Botanical Sketch

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