2017 Dirty Black Denim Mornington Syrah

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Totally unique, ultra-light Syrah from the young Dirty Black Denim dudes. Delicious!



About The Wine

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and that's certainly the case with this little wine from Tim and Lawrence Scanlon.

There was a good chance they were only going to release around 30 dozen reds from 2017 until young rock 'n' roller Jordy Kay (Chevré Wines) came to the rescue. 

He found a little Shiraz from the Bluestone Lane in Balnarring. The boys grabbed it with both hands. 

In the winery, they fermented half the fruit as whole bunches, sent it to old oak to chill out for a while, then bottled it without any additions including sulphur. 

This is a spicy, crunchy, delicious little Syrah which was well worth the pain on picking day (see From The Producer for the story).

Tim and Lawrence Scanlon, brothers in wine and denim
Tim and Lawrence Scanlon, brothers in wine and denim
Coburg, VIC

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Huge kick of green peppercorn, black plums and black cherries straight off the bat. There's some real vibrancy in the glass, the fruit high toned and a little earthy at the same time. Don't look for a big, blockbusting Shiraz here. This is all about spice and slippery mouth feel and it's nicely done. Interesting little take on Victorian Syrah. - Different Drop Wine Team 

Additional Info

From The Producer

Fearing that we may only be able to release 28 dozen of an actual red wine led us to seek out another parcel of red fruit for 2017.  Luckily for us Jordy Kay was able to help us find some Syrah from Bluestone Lane in Balnarring. 

*Fun fact about this wine, when we picked it, the tractor wouldn't work, so we had to drive the forklift as close as we could to the vineyard to get the bins back to the winery. Dad and I bogged it 3 times that day. Awful, awful day of picking.*

50% whole bunch, gentle hand maceration for 3 weeks. Pressed into old wood. Nothing added

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml


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