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2017 Rachis 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 | 8.2 Standard Drinks

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