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Northern Adelaide Hills Grower's Cooperative
Variety: Syrah (Shiraz)
Region: Birdwood, Adelaide Hills
Soil: Alluvial Quartz-Shot Clay
A long ripening season means spicy characters when it comes to Adelaide Hills Syrah, and the vines didn’t disappoint! A rich generosity of flavour given marvellous definition through a star anise, white pepper and cardamom savoury spice that keeps any hint of overripe characters at bay. A stunning example of what the alluvial soils of the Adelaide Hills can lend to one of Australia’s more iconic grape varieties.
Method: 5 days on skins, wild ferment, matured in stainless steel
Notes on the 2018 Vintage: In stark contrast to recent vintages, the 2017 Harvest provided optimal conditions for us to craft wines that emphasis their natural acidity and vibrant texture. A long, slow ripening period characterised by cool weather, without many incidents of rain. For our style of winemaking, this vintage was ideal and we’re super excited to release these wines!
This is an easy-going, easy-sipping Syrah, meant to be knocked back young and slightly chilled.
Christina Pickard - Wine Enthusiast Magazine