Syrah 2012

With a rich purple colour, this vibrant wine entices with an explosive mix of violets, mint, thyme and white pepper. The entry is juicy and bright leading to a fresh palate that combines flavours of mulberries, mint and dark chocolate. Rich, lingering fruit; elegant, integrated tannins and firm fresh acidity.

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 26% new 225L barrels (95% French, 5% American oak)

In the Cellar

Alcohol
pH

14.0%
3.38

RS
Total Acid

2.4 g/l
5.7 g/l

97% Shiraz, 3% 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

Platter 4*

Awards

Previous Vintages

Current Vintage

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