2017 Hazel’s Syrah
A hyper-perfumed nose, with lifted violets, lavender and mulberries entwined with a savoury note of olive tapenade. The palate is a crescendo of flavour - sweet fruit at the start, savoury at the back. Blueberries, mulberries and spiced plum evolving to clove, anise and jamon. A wine unlike any other in the region and a true reflection of the “Syrah” style.
Sourced from a single block of bio-dynamically grown Syrah at Hazel’s Vineyard. The fruit was hand harvested mid-morning. A Pied de Cuve (vineyard specific yeast culture) was placed on the bottom of a 4 tonne concrete fermenter. The fermenter was then filled to the brim with whole bunch fruit. The fermenter was pumped over 3 times daily for 8 days, before a further 5 days of maceration without any pump overs. After pressing, the wine was aged in a 2800L French-Oak Foudre for 9 months, before racking and a small sulphur addition. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration, ensuring a living reflection of a block we consider special and unique.