2015 àl'étatpur Syrah

Barossa Valley, SA

Unadorned Barossa Shiraz made naturally by Ben Chipman.


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About The Wine

Àl’étatpur is a French term which translates to ‘the pure state’ - something that Ben and Sarah Chipman are striving to create in their small batch releases under this label.

This is Barossa Shiraz, fermented with 50% whole bunches and gently pressed over a 24-hour cycle and was sent to old oak with no additions until bottling. Oak sits firmly in the background here.

This is about the pure, glorious fruit that the Barossa is famous for.

It's a premium Shiraz made with a natural philosophy and a unique example of Shiraz from this part of the world. Only 60 dozen made.

About Tomfoolery

Ben "Chippy" Chipman and Toby "Yappy" Yap are the fools of Tomfoolery.

Their brand is built on a simple philosophy: "small parcels of fruit, hand-crafted through a simple and relatively non-interventional approach with the aim to truly reflect the individual characteristics of the vineyard and variety. Tomfoolery wines are made with old world simplicity in a new world of wine."


Critic Reviews

DDS review

Green herbs, purple and black fruit, some peppery spice and coal. Toothy graphite tannins which are so more-ish and married perfectly to the fruit. Depth of flavour here with a juicy and succulent vibe. Unadorned Barossa beauty for all to see. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

Old vine Syrah from the John block fermented with 50% whole bunches, followed by 20 hours in the basket press and 18 months maturation in old French hogsheads. 13.9% alcohol. 600 litres produced. This is serious juice!

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