Uncultured Syrah Nouveau 2017
"My kind of wine! This is positively smashable."- Erinn Klein, Winemaker
Unlike all of our other red wines that are matured in oak, this early bottled Syrah is full of lifted primary red berry fruit, violets, blueberries and liquorice that want to jump out of the glass. The pallet has a little spritz of carbon dioxide gas a remnant of primary fermentation, and is full of rich, red berries, plums and darker fruit. Gentle extraction of tannins from the grape skins during the fermentation process has yielded a soft textured, approachable wine.
This wine hails from three parcels of Syrah, two from different portions of our Summit vineyard and one from our Iluma vineyard in Nairne, allowing us to choose the very best fruit for this upfront style.
100% whole-bunch fermented; aged in older French barrels for four months; deliberately bottled with dissolved CO2 to preserve this unsulphured wine against oxidation.
Wild fermentation, no enzymes, oxidative handling pre-fermentation, spontaneous malolactic fermentation, gentle extraction, warmer fermentation, minimal temperature control. No fining. Estate bottled.