Cooler climate growing regions like the Yarra Valley are heralding an elegant style of Syrah (Shiraz) and our elevated, well drained site, coupled with suitably chosen clones create a graceful yet powerful wine.
A structured, savoury palate with red and black fruit is balanced by fine grained tannins, all bound together with a sweet clip of new oak.
Yarra Valley Hexham Vineyard – 100% Shiraz
The fruit was gently picked on various dates according to ripeness before being separated into whole berry or whole bunch ferments. It was then racked to both barriques and puncheons (35% new) where it slowly aged for 18 months.
Although this is a powerful wine, the elegance from the cooler climate fruit shows bright blackberry aromas with hints of pepper. There is considerable length and a savoury, drying finish, making this an ideal wine to put away for a few more years.
8.2 standard drinks – 13.8% alcohol