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This is the first vintage release for Brendan Lane and his Earthside Syrah. The pioneering voyage for a new label. Always an exciting and nerve-racking time for any young winemaker. This fruit from a vineyard Bendigo, fermented as whole berries, aged in old oak and treated gently. It's a ripper wine. Minimalistic winemaking at its most unpretentious. Stylistically, there are characteristics here reminiscent of Syrah from Cornas - Brendan was extremely happy with the comparison. With only 95 dozen made, this won't be around for long.
What it Tastes Like
Woah, wasn't expecting that! Smokehouse scents, grilled meat rubbed with herbs, set atop a fresh blueberry aroma. It's flavours and textures are finely detailed. The tannins etched in so carefully, the shape and frame so precisce. Finishes with a tail swish of spice. Cracking Shiraz/Syrah and total surprise packet.
Serpentine Vineyard - Bendigo, Victoria. Harvested 28 February 2015 at 14.7 baume. Fruit was hand-sorted, 100% de-stemmed, not crushed. Whole berry ferment in a single small open stainless steel vat. Hand plunged twice daily. Post ferment maceration - 30 days on skins. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally in barrel. Matured in old french hogsheads for 11 months - no racking. Minimal sulfites. Minimal filtration. No fining. Vegan friendly.
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: 2023
Long held up to the rest of the world as Australia’s flagship red variety, the mighty Australian Shiraz has undergone something of a renaissance over the past two decades. While our robust styles of Shiraz from powerhouse South Australian regions such as the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale may have put Australian wine on the map, Shiraz from our cooler regions are giving the variety a new look. Wines from Canberra, all parts of Victoria, the Adelaide Hills, and the Great Southern, are all delivering wines of finesse and spice set to a lighter framework. The tapestry of Australian Shiraz is richly diverse, and will only continue to develop and mature into the future.
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