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2020 Stefano Lubiana Syrah

Tasmania

A fresh, fruity and silky Syrah from Tasmania that will delight Pinot Noir drinkers

HIGH SCORE
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$62.00

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About

About the Wine

Given the cool (and often very cold) climate of Tasmania, the Shiraz/Syrah that grows there will never match the power of, say, Barossa Valley, but that's okay.

Steve and Monique Lubiana see their Syrah appealing to Pinot Noir drinkers due to its aromas and flavours of red fruits, plums, spice and some smoky notes. It's light and bright with fine acidity and texture, and tannins that put it more in line with Pinot Noir than the stereotypical Aussie Shiraz.

The certified biodynamic vineyard has shown that it is capable of producing high-quality fruit, and the Lubianas have expertly guided it to its full potential in this delicious wine.

About Stefano Lubiana

Steve and Monique Lubiana were pioneers of biodynamic farming in Tasmania. 

Their gorgeous estate was the first to adopt the principals of biodynamics in 2008. Since then the quality of the Stefano Lubiana premium range has soared. The wines are immaculate: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sparklings all packed with flavour intensity and perfect balance.

As Mike Bennie observed, "Geez, there’s been some wind in the sail on their estate in southern Tasmania. This is top notch stuff right here."

Steve, a fifth-generation winemaker, is now one of Tasmania's leading producers, no doubt about it.

Steve and Monique in their beautiful vineyard
Steve and Monique in their beautiful vineyard
Derwent Valley, TAS
Additional Info

From the Producer

Stefano Lubiana Syrah has subtle warm spice and white pepper on the nose. The overall tone is earthy, savoury and chalky. There are plums and tobacco flavours as well as talcumy tannins. The wine finishes with buoyant, brightly lit natural acid. It is lean and persistent and features juiciness, grace and elegance. An ideal wine for Pinot Noir drinkers looking for the next level of grip.

Blend : Syrah (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Steve and Monique in the vineyards
Steve and Monique in the vineyards
Derwent Valley, TAS
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Got my eye in with a Marco Lubiana 2020 pinot noir yesterday and lo, today, this on the bench. Yep, pushed the chips in. Smoky game meat notes, green, alpine herbs, a back drop of red cherry, young raspberry, green peppercorns, new leather. Love it. Righteous scents. Supple, succulent texture, more pinosity than shirazzamtazz, it’s a silky flow of dark berry fruits, exotic spice, gently sweet herbal licks and a backdrop of game meat again. And so fresh feeling! Such a wonderful, wonderful syrah." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Real depth belies such a cool season. Blackberries, black pepper, licorice, even coal dust. Yet at every moment savoury, linear and finely woven, with plenty of air space. Firm, fine, peppery, mineral tannins lay out a long and rigid finish that demands patience and promises greatness." - Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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