2020 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!
- 94 Points - Wine Orbit - Sam Kim – July 2022 "Pristine and elegantly expressed on the nose with dark plum, ripe cherry, olive and toasted nut characters with a lovely floral overtone. The succulent palate displaying graceful mouthfeel backed by silky tannins, finishing long and soothing. Beautifully styled with elegance and poise. At its best: 2024 to 2034.”
- 91 Points, Wine Showcase Magazine, April 2023 – “Savoury nose with nice, seasoned oak spice. Good spicy red cherry like fruit flavours and nice silky tannins.”