2016 Granite Belt Syrah
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. Dark plum and spice show on the generous palate.
Tasting notes 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. Viticultural notes 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.
Winemaking notes 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. Wine Analysis COLOUR Rich red NOSE Blackcurrant and black pepper PALATE Dark plum, spice and fine tannins ALC/VOL 13.5% CELLAR 3 – 5 years FOOD MATCH Red meat casseroles or rare steak