Sublime Yarra fruit from the ’18 vintage.
Holy Moly. This is something new. An RS of 3g/L, and fermented in our new concrete tanks whereby nuance and character is revealed ever so gently. This wine is going to be an amazing wine to follow in the coming decades.
Unusually for an RS this was a blend of first and second pick. First pick went straight to concrete for ferment which is so vivid and riveting, blended with some second pick fermented in large oak, bringing a fine supple texture that veers from the highly recognisable RS style we know to a structural clarity that seems just a little more amplified than normal.
Our home block of Syrah keeps shining the light just how delicious Syrah can be when freshness and perfume are part of the DNA. Fine supple high tone and spicy fruits cascading through the subtle chalky tannins.
This small bottling was our accidental sweet wine that we held in tank should any of the other wines need a tickle of sugar if ferments went too far. As usual the remaining tank looks pretty smart on its own. Just a little more fruit depths and mouthfeel but not heavy or overly sweet. To be consumed before, during or after anything really.