spicy perfumes | subtle French oak

Rachis 2017 Syrah

$30.00

MEMBERS: $24.00

Margaret River Syrah is noteworthy because of its fragrance and attractiveness in its youth. A rachis (Latin botanical term) is the stalk to which the individual berries are attached to.
This cuvee is so named because of the inclusion of 1/3 whole bunches (rachis) in the cuvee. The rachis contributes perfumes, tannin and flavours additional to the grapes.

Spice | black pepper | gung pow tea | cherries.

Alcohol

13.8% by vol.

Food Matching

Lamb chops grilled on an open flame | rich pasta dishes | aged deli meats

Growing Season

A long and gentle vintage weather pattern, slightly cooler than the long-term average. The fruit gained lovely perfumes and textures while maintaining a magnificent verve.

Variety

Pure Syrah

Winemaking

Whole bunches, whole berries, long cool ferment, gentle cap management.

Maturation

12 months sur lie in 1/3 new 500L French oak puncheons.

Cellaring Potential

Up to 10 years, but delicious in youth

Harvested

18th April 2017

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