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2022 Discovery Syrah 2022 Discovery Syrah

2022 Discovery Syrah

Spicy Syrah perfume | Generous tannin

$19.00

Margaret River Syrah is noteworthy because of its fragrance and attractiveness in it’s youth.

Aromas of juicy black cherries and boysenberries with a grind of black pepper. The palate possesses a fine grained texture comprising of ripe tannin which adds to the structure and depth of the wine.


AWARDS

92 pts Mel Moore “Fragrant aromas of blue and black fruits - blueberry, blackberry, black plums - fuse with violet florals and some deeper liquorice notes in this cooler, maritime climate Syrah version of Shiraz.”


ALCOHOL

14.0% by Vol | 8.3 Standard Drinks

FOOD MATCHING

Shepard’s pie | stuffed mushrooms | a hearty dip

GROWING SEASON

The 2021 to 2022 growing season in Margaret River was one of the highlights in my 33 years of winemaking.  Gentle and sustained sunny days provided fruit characterized by intense aromatics, coating natural acidity, and ultra-fine tannin and tension.

VARIETY

Syrah (Shiraz) 100% 

WINEMAKING

Syrah is picked at moderate ripeness to retain elegance and natural acidity. Whole berries are cool fermented atop whole bunches (25%) at 20 to 22 oC resulting in a subtle aromatic lift and introducing a wilder spice element to the otherwise pure Syrah perfume. A cool climate, medium bodied and balanced Syrah.


MATURATION

Aged on fine lees in 500L large format French oak puncheons, 15% of which were new, for 10 months. Mainly from the Allier and Vosges forests.

CELLARING POTENTIAL

Up to 5 years

HARVESTED

26th March 2022


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