We are lucky to purchase Syrah from two of the best Hills sites, all grown by friends with passion for their land. This long, cool season allowed perfect ripeness with all the cool climate traits of pepper and perfume, this is some serious wine.
Vineyards: Turnbull (Charleston 75%) & Murdoch Hill (Oakbank 25%)
Vine age: 3-23 years
Clones: R6WV28, 1125, 1654, 470, SARDI7, BVRC12 & 2626
Soils: Sandy loam over red-orange clay and sandstone.
Vinification: 100% whole cluster open top fermentation for four weeks. Eight months in French oak barriques and puncheons, 10% new.
TA: 5.0 g/L
Production: 233 dozen