The Syrah is the wine I've been trying to make for 14 years.
About The Wine
The Luke Lambert Syrah is always made with a deft touch.
Luke's choice of vineyard in the South-West of the Yarra Valley (some of the coolest terrain in the region) offers him the opportunity to make a wine of unique elegance and finesse.
The 2017 release may be Luke's finest winemaking moment to date. From a vintage that he has called "a perfect 10 out of 10.", this release cements him as one of the true winemaking craftsman of his generation.
The 2017 was fermented with 80% whole bunches, the highest level to date due to stalks hitting optimum ripeness in the long, trouble-free vintage.
The wine is beautifully balanced, refined and pure-fruit once again, all the hallmarks of Luke's signature Syrah style.
About Luke Lambert
Luke Lambert is one of the young guns of the Yarra Valley. His wines are distinctly ‘old world’ in style, with his philosophy being all about wines reflecting their place and terroir, and of minimal intervention in the winery.
Contrary to many of his Pinot Noir-obsessed contemporaries in the Yarra, Luke focuses on Syrah and Nebbiolo as his flagship red varieties. He uses judicious amounts of whole bunch in his traditionally inspired winemaking, gently drawing out the very essence of the special sites he sources fruit from. There is little doubt Luke will continue to produce some of the region’s most exciting wines over the coming years, he is a future icon of this Victorian region.