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2018 Swinney 'Farvie' Syrah

2018 Swinney 'Farvie' Syrah

Release Date - March 2020

Very deep, dark red/purple colour, with a strongly reductive bouquet that also shows masses of spices - pepper uppermost. The palate is firm and taut and elegantly-structured, but finished with tight tannins and long persistence. The tannins are fine, firm and supple, the balance of the wine quite outstanding. It combines great elegance and fineness of structure with tremendous depth, intensity, and length. A most impressive wine, quite correctly entitled syrah. (To be released in March 2020. 150 cases produced). 98 pts

Huon Hooke, www.therealreview.com, Aug 2019

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Wine Specs
Frankland River
Harvest Date
15th & 19th March 2018
12+ years
Bottling Date
March 2019
Residual Sugar
1.1 g/l
Wine Profile
Production Notes
The fruit was hand-picked from two parcels of 21-year old Syrah vines on our Frankland River vineyard, berry sorted and gravity fed to a French oak vat and two demi-muids. We incorporated 55% whole bunches followed by wild fermentation to build structure and texture, while promoting the bright and spicy aromatics. The wine spent 11 days on skins prior to basket pressing directly to fine grained large format French oak (35% new) followed by aging for 11 months prior to bottling. The wine was made with minimum effective Sulphites, is unfined and minimally filtered.