SV Syrah 2019 750×750

NGERINGA Single Vineyard Iluma Syrah 2019 750mL

Abundant aromas of dark cherries, plums, violets and allspice with musky rose amid Ngeringa Syrah’s classic blueberry and hints of green peppercorn. Medium-bodied but full flavoured. Very present, approachable silky tannins, fabulous length and potential to age well into the next decade.

Bottle

$65.00

QTY

750mL

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Case of 6

$390.00

QTY

6 x 750mL

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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, with a small quantity of whole bunches 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 (40%) 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.
Closure: High quality natural cork that is cork-taint free guaranteed.
ABV: 13.5%

2019 gave little but concentrated clean fruit, with average spring rainfall, a very dry summer and several heat-waves near harvest resulting in early picking. Importantly cold nights throughout February/March helped retained brightness in the fruit profile and high natural acidity.

Reviews

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    94 points, Mike Bennie for The Wine Front 
    “Savoury notes over red berry fruit character. Tobacco, turned earth, dried leaves, sour cherry, raspberry going on. A suppleness in texture, mouth-filling and good, generous but fresh with more of that savouriness and earthy character of the perfume now spiked through dark cherry and plummy fruit. Tannins weave, acidity perks, it’s a fancy feeling, excellent wine.”

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