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2018 Dappled Single Vineyard Fin de la Terre Shiraz

Yarra Valley, VIC

Shaun Crinion's excellent 100% whole bunch expression of Yarra Syrah. Limited production.

$45.00$42.00

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About The Wine

"Fin de La Terre" translates to "The End of the Earth" - winemaker Shaun Crinion says it takes so long to drive to this vineyard during vintage feels like you're about to reach the edges of our planet.

The drive is worth it. The Shiraz fruit that comes from this Steels Creek vineyard is stunning.

The 2018 vintage was fermented as 100% whole bunches, Shaun thinks the combination of sweet fruit generated from cab mac (carbonic maceration or whole berry ferment) needs the spice and architecture that the stalks provide to be a well balanced wine.

This is a beautiful, elegant representation of Yarra Syrah.

About Dappled

Dappled is a producer to get on early.  Owner/winemaker Shaun Crinion has a mountain of winemaking experience from round the globe, culminating in recent years with the establishment of this, his own label. 

Shaun's focus is in expressing the regionality of the Yarra Valley through simply gorgeous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, sourced from a range of Upper and Lower Yarra vineyards.

Through his vineyard connections, brilliantly astute winemaking and a desire to keep his wines approachable to all, the value on offer in the Dappled range is second to none.  

James Halliday named Dappled as his Best New Winery in his 2018 Wine Companion and it's not hard to see why.

Shaun Crinion - owner/winemaker of Dappled Wines
Shaun Crinion - owner/winemaker of Dappled Wines
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Sourced from the Peirce Family vineyard in Steels Creek at the base of the Kinglake range. It’s a warm site with hungry mudstone and shale soils with a granitic bedrock base and some scattered quartz. The vines are own rooted and planted in 1990.

Hand-picked and sorted, cooled overnight and gently placed into 1 tonne fermenters as 100% whole bunches. The fruit is locked up for two weeks to start a natural carbonique ferment for 2 weeks with no working at all… after which time the fruit is pigéaged (foot stomped) once a week for a further 5 weeks. The must is then pressed straight to a very old puncheon with all lees - and not touched until May the following year. It’s then that the wine gets racked straight to its bottling tank and is bottled by hand via gravity. Unfined and unfiltered.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Some whole bunch ferment action at Dappled
Some whole bunch ferment action at Dappled
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

If you want to see the the difference between Shiraz and Syrah, check this out. Plum, aniseed, white pepper, black cherry, such a vibrant perfume. It's bang-on medium bodied, riddled with exotic spice. Sweet black cherry flavours. Ultra fine tannin. Crisp, a little crunch through the finish. Nicely settled acidity. Moreish as. Yum. - Different Drop Wine Team

95Points
The Wine Front

"This is a ripper. If you like cool-climate, savoury shiraz then get onto this one. It’s awash with herb and spice notes, into pepper, but the sweet carpet of fruit is simply glorious. This is the biscuit, and tastes a bit like one too. Strawberry, black cherry, sawdust, twigs and roasted beetroot. Nails it. Love it. Yes." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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