2019 Higher Earth Syrah

2019 Higher Earth Syrah


COLOUR: Deep garnet with purple hues. 

NOSE: A complex and powerful nose with intense blackberry and black pepper, complemented by notes of violet and graphite aromatics.  

PALATE: A bold and tightly wound palate displaying blackberry fruits, dark cherry and black pepper.  The wine has a grippy chalk-like tannin profile, with a bold, textural mid-palate and a balanced, persistent length. Both elegant and bold, this wine is enjoyable now but will improve with careful cellaring over the next decade. 


VINTAGE CONDITION: The 2019 vintage was one of the driest we have experienced. Below average, winter rainfall, coupled with a dry spring and summer resulted in naturally lower yields across the vineyards. These conditions resulted in rich and concentrated wines, although low in quantity. 

WINE MAKING: Some of 2019's finest Eden Valley parcels were selected from a range of Eden Valley growers. Each parcel was treated individually in the winery, with some fermented with 10% whole bunch and others wild fermented. All ferments were conducted at 26°C and left on skins up to 14 days.  Maturation occurred in a mix of French oak puncheons and hogsheads (25% new with balance 1-3 years old).  The wine was then matured in oak for 14-16 months, dependent on the requirements of each unique parcel. 


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