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Single Vineyard Iluma Syrah 2018 750mL

$60.00

*We have sold out of our current Iluma Syrah 2018 and Syrah 2019. We do have small quantities of back vintage Syrah available. Please contact us directly or see the online shop.*

The Syrah is gently hand harvested into small 15kg crates and mostly destemmed into small batch fermenters. A small quantity of whole bunches were placed in the bottom of each fermenter. The grapes were gently plunged by hand or feet twice a day for a long extraction over two to three weeks. This syrah was pressed into new (30%) French oak barriques (228L) and left in barrel to mature for 11 months.  A small dose of sulfur was added at blending, prior to bottling. No enzymes, no fining, no filtration.

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On the northern slope of the Mount Barker Summit, at an altitude of 420m, is the Iluma Vineyard, home of Ngeringa’s “most inspiring and exciting fruit”. The majority of Ngeringa Syrah and Viognier is planted in the Iluma vineyard, facing west on lean, textured soil of micaceous schist and ironstone over clay. The Iluma vineyard is also long certified biodynamic with no chemical sprays applied.

The Syrah is gently hand harvested into small 15kg crates and mostly destemmed into small batch fermenters. A small quantity of whole bunches were placed in the bottom of each fermenter. The grapes were gently plunged by hand or feet twice a day for a long extraction over two to three weeks. This syrah was pressed into new (30%) French oak barriques (228L) and left in barrel to mature for 11 months. A small dose of sulfur was added at blending, prior to bottling. No enzymes, no fining, no filtration.

The growing season experienced variable weather with good subsoil moisture from late winter rains. Summer experienced some warm to hot periods but were always followed by cooler conditions, enabling a healthy canopy and protected bunches. During veraison, this trend continued, leading to excellent flavor development. Picking decisions were critical in order to capture the balance of natural acidity and depth of fruit.

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