2017 Spring Lamb Syrah
Named in honour of the Dorper and Wiltipoll sheep and their offspring that we have keep our weeds at bay during the winter months.
Individually selected bunches of estate-grown Shiraz were harvested at the peak of ripeness, of which 25% were placed in open-top fermenters, with the remainder destemmed and poured over the top of the fruit. A cool fermentation was followed by 21 days of maceration prior to pressing off and returning to tank for settling after malolactic fermentation was complete. The resultant wine then aged in a variety of seasoned French and American oak hogsheads. It was then bottled directly thereafter without fining and minimal filtration to capture the purity of taste and texture of our Syrah.
We believe in true Aussie tradition it is best served with a Spring Lamb roast!
Accolades5 stars / 94 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Gorgeously fruited and beautifully perfumed, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, blueberry, violet, thyme and vanilla characters with a touch of pepper spice. The palate displays excellent weight and fruit intensity, wonderfully complemented by flowing mouthfeel and supple tannins. Stylish and elegant with an impressively long silky finish. At its best: now to 2024. Dec 2018.