|You say ‘Shiraz’, I say ‘Syrah’ – it’s the same grape, but the wine styles are very different. This rich and earthy Syrah is refined, elegant and quite European in its style. Inky blackcurrant and black pepper aromas lead to a powerful and generous palate showing dark plum, spice, fine tannins and integrated oak.|
|The fruit for our Granite Belt Syrah was grown near the township of Ballandean in the Granite Belt which
is situated on the Great Dividing Range 850m above sea level and 95 km inland from the coast. The Granite Belt continues to produce Syrah that is refined, elegant and European in its style.The winters are cold and frosty and summers warm producing a continental climate. Most of the region’s rainfall comes in the growing season feeding the buds and shoots. The soil is largely composed of granite, somewhat on the acidic side and is very free draining. The Syrah fruit was harvested at the end of March after a long slow ripening period producing full flavoured fruit.
|The fruit was picked during March of 2016. A two day cold soak was followed by a seven day warm fermentation. The wine has been 100% barrel fermented in a mixture of American and Hungarian oak.|
|NOSE||Blackcurrant and black pepper|
|PALATE||Dark plum, spice and fine tannins|
|CELLAR||3 – 5 years|
|FOOD MATCH||Red meat casseroles or rare steak|