2016 CARBONIC SYRAH

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Vineyard

Aspect: North

Age: 15 years

Yield: 6 – 7 tons/ha

Notes: Bunch thinning at pea berry stage of bunch development. No leaf breaking.

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Cellar

Sorting: None

Fermentation: Whole bunch uncrushed. CO2 blanket maintained until the commencement of fermentation. Minimal mixing of the tank during fermentation to maintain the integrity of the berries. 3 weeks natural fermentation. Press juice added back to free run. Fermentation completed in barriques.

Maturation: 1 year in 3 rd fill French oak barriques.

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Tasting Notes & Analysis

Colour: Light, bright, ruby red colour.

Nose: Fenel, rasberries, cherries, citrus, Turkish delight.

Palate: Fresh and juicy with a zippy acidity. Chalky tannin. Light but lengthy.

12,5 % Alc.; pH 3.35; 6,3 g/l TA; 0.67 g/L VA; 28 mg/L FSO2; 70 mg/L TSO2.