Syrah 2008

This dark, inky, vibrant wine entices with an explosive mix of liquorice, lavender, 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

In the Cellar

The Shiraz and Viognier grapes were crushed and co-fermented. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. the wine was matured for 24 months in 1/3 new 225L barrels (90% French, 10% American oak).

Blend Information

95% Shiraz, 3% Viognier

Botanical Sketch

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

Herbae (Herbs)

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

14.5%
3.52

3.8 g/l
5.6 g/l

Alcohol
pH

RS
Total Acid

Awards

91 Points – Wine Advocate
Shiraz SA Wine Challenge 2013 -Top 12
Michelangelo International Awards 2013 - Silver
Veritas 2012 – Silver

Previous Vintages

Current Vintage

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