And yes, that’s French for Shiraz. Basically its name is a reference to the wine’s style. More perfumed, smooth and sophisticated than a full-on fruit bomb. More earthy white pepper than hardcore spice. But you know what? Que sera sera, syrah…
Back pepper, cherries, tar and roses
Cherry compote and mocha, with soft tannins
Spicy pork pizza
Good food, good friends and dinners that go on late into the night
Vineyards just outside of Healesville, mostly. Plus some fruit from the upper Yarra that gave it just the right dose of peppery spice.
60% hand-picked Yarra Valley fruit
Cold soak 3 days
Harvested February-March 2016
30% whole bunches used to bring the perfume of the fruit
Matured for 9 months in French oak, with natural malolactic fermentation occurring
Zero fining and filtration
Drink now or cellar up to 5 years but why wait?
Innocent Bystander Syrah