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2014 Bird on a Wire Syrah

Yarra Valley, VIC

Impeccable cool climate Syrah from the talented Caroline Mooney.

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$40.00

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Categories: Bird on a Wire
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About The Wine

There are certain sites in the Yarra Valley which are perfect for producing Syrah. Caroline Mooney has lucked out with one such site.

It's a low yeilding vineyard in Yarra Glen, planted on "lean gravely soils", the fruit comes off at perfect ripeness and needs no adjusting in the winery.

The 2014 vintage has been rated 95 points by James Halliday and 94 points by Campbell Mattinson who called it "A beautifully composed wine." showing the true potential for this variety in the Yarra.

If you want a cool, classy, refined Syrah, this is going to hit the mark perfectly.

Winemaker Caroline Mooney
Winemaker Caroline Mooney
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

The Syrah fruit is sourced from a vineyard in Yarra Glen, which is on an ENE slope optimising the warm sun but protecting fruit from Australia’s harsh afternoon summer sun. The soils are lean and gravelly which helps regulate vine vigour and crop load per vine.

Small crops result in intense flavours and the lean soils enhance the texture and savoury aspects of the fruit.

No acid adjustments have been made to this wine.

This wine is a testament to the superior site on which the Shiraz vines are planted. In what was a difficult growing season for Syrah this site with it’s sun catching aspect and steep gravelly soils allowed the fruit to withstand the high rainfall due to run off from the slope, and maximise sunlight hours. This in turn reduced the disease pressure being felt from less fortunate sites. The ripening process was slow but resulted in excellent flavour development at low baumé.

The cool year and long season has produced a wine that reflects the flinty/ hot-rock characters of the site and, the spicy, peppery and dark berry characters of the fruit.

Oak treatment included 25% new. No Fining, no filtration.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Reflects the low-yielding vintage with its fuller than usual body. Spice, leather, licorice and blackberry all take a bow at the first and subsequent curtain calls - and subsequent there are, for the wine progressively reveals more and more, drawing you back to its juicy essence notes and tannins." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

94Points
The Wine Front

"A beautifully composed wine. Everything here seems tight-sewn. Peppers and associated woodsy spices; dark cherry-berry flavours; nutty aspects; a savoury, fine-grained, peppery finish. It’s perfumed, taut and persistent at once. It unfolds gorgeously as it rests in the glass." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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Australia Wide Deliveries outside of Sydney and Melbourne metro are all delivered with Australia Post's eParcel wine delivery service. They pick up from us at 12pm Monday through Friday. When your order has been dispatched you'll receive tracking information to your email. Unfortunately with the complications of Covid and expected Christmas surge Australia Post are being extremely vague about delivery times. You will need to have your order placed before midnight 10th of December if you want to ensure it’s there for Christmas.

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FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

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Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: 3 Fig St, Ultimo, 2007/ Please make sure you have placed your order before arriving at the warehouse

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