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2019 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

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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 owner/winemaker Shaun Crinion has a mountain of winemaking experience from around the globe, culminating with the establishment of a label all of his own. 

Shaun's focus is on expressing the sub-regionality of the Yarra Valley through simply gorgeous Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and a growing range of experimental wines.

With the combination of Shaun's A-grade fruit from the Yarra's top growers and his precise, astute winemaking, the value on offer in the Dappled range is second to none. 

He was James Halliday's Best New Winery in 2018. The wines have only stepped in quality since then though the modest pricing remains the same. Unsurprisingly, his wines sell out in short order each year. He's now regarded as one of the best small-scale producers in the modern Yarra Valley.

Winemaker Shaun Crinion
Winemaker Shaun Crinion
Yarra Valley, VIC
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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.

Winemaking

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.

Tasting Notes

Initially the nose is all charry and savoury with black olive, herbs and spice.. With air even a decant the wine explodes with beautiful sweet Strawberry fruits, black cherry liquor aromas over floral’s and fresh baked pastry. The pallet is refined and sumptuous think black fruit’s strewn with herbs and spice… Tannins are fine but coiled awash with briny olives.  For lovers of  cool climate Shiraz  that brims with complexity.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Shaun in the winery
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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

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Straight up the bottle closure got me. I'll be back for more and hopefully they'll last a bit longer but i doubt it. Great wine for the price.

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