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2022 Rachis Syrah 2022 Rachis Syrah

2022 Rachis Syrah

Spicy perfumes | Subtle French oak

$27.00

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.


AWARDS

94pts Gary Walsh, Winefront "Blue and black fruit, lots of spice, pepper and grilled meat, a smoky tea-like aromatic, dried roses. It’s medium-bodied, the flesh and richness of the vintage is on show here, dry and meaty, but with some raspberry sauce richness, something of a sappy/amaro finish of good length." 


ALCOHOL

14.0% by Vol | 8.3 Standard Drinks

FOOD MATCHING

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

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

Pure Syrah (Shiraz)

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

24th March 2022


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