Inky crimson purple colour.
Dark spice and brooding intensity with mulberry, Chinese five spice, and squid ink.
Medium to full-bodied with saturated blueberry, satsuma plum, and black pepper. Incredibly youthful and expressive with layers of flavour and texture underpinned by a fleshy mouthcoating tannin structure carrying the fruit and spice into an enduring finish.
Dry-grown, vertically trellised Syrah with small parcels of fruit hand-picked from specific sites on our Swinney Wilson’s Pool & Powderbark vineyards.
The incorporation of mature Massale Selection Syrah blocks and newer 470 and Waldron clonal material, with their different growth habits and bunch structures, along with the use of shadecloth on the afternoon sun side of the vines, helps build layers and structural complexity in the fruit.
The fruit was hand-picked, berry sorted, and emptied to small wooden and stainless steel fermenters via gravity. We incorporated 28% whole bunches and wild fermentation to build structure and texture and provide the framework on which to express the opulence and spice of Syrah.
The wine spent 12 days on skins prior to pressing directly to fine grained, large format, French oak (7% new), followed by ageing for 11 months prior to bottling.
The wine was made with minimum effective Sulphites, is unfined and minimally filtered.