2022 Dappled Single Vineyard Fin de la Terre Syrah

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

"Everything here is fine, in grain and nuance, and firm, in form and intent. It’s an excellent, savoury, cool climate shiraz."

- Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

"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.

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.

Tasting Notes

100% whole bunch wild yeast and matured in old oak this Steels Creek Syrah is a medium bodied, spice laden wine. Blue fruits, fresh herbs and smoked charcuterie all marry seamlessly together. The palate is flavoursome and not at all tannic, but more textured with a slatey type feel that is intertwined with more spiced blue fruits - finishing light and airy. This wine could even work well slightly chilled on a summers day.

95 points, "Shaun Crinion of Dappled makes wines that are sweet, savoury and delicate at once. There’s an intricacy to them, a stitching. This syrah is another fine example: it puts reduction to positive effect, it serves twigs with its blueberries, it suggests at graphite as the red cherry flavours swing through, and its mace/pepper characters are perfectly aligned with its meaty, earthen, woodsy side. Everything here is fine, in grain and nuance, and firm, in form and intent. It’s an excellent, savoury, cool climate shiraz." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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    Smooth as!

    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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Dappled Wines

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 - Yarra Valley, VIC Dappled Wines

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