Chaffey Bros. Evangeline Eden Valley Syrah 2016

Our Price: $29.99 / bottle
(RRP $35.00)

Case: 6 bottles

Lighter in style than you'd expect boy is it delicious and it makes you wonder, why aren't more SA reds produced like this, so so good.

  • Single Vineyard Eden Valley Syrah from a dry-grown vineyard set on the Drögemüller family’s original Springton orchard. Highly perfumed it shows wild forest berries & white pepper aromas and a complex palate of fresh Black Berries, peppercorns and refreshing Morello cherries.

    Winemaker: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela
    Growing conditions: Lower yields and a warm, moderate January provided an early start to our harvest in late february. A sudden rain event in early february marked a change to unseasonably mild conditions allowing us to pick vineyards at optimal ripeness without loss of natural acidity.
    Winemaking notes: Fermented in a 6 tonne open fermenter with 7 days skin contact and twice daily pump-overs. Matured in shaved, seasoned (two to five year old) french oak hogsheads for 11 months.

    Varietal: Grenache
    Region: Barossa Valley
    Country: Australia
    Vintage: 2016
    Alcohol: 14.0%
    Bottle size: 750 mL

  • 93 Points James Halliday - It might be Eden Valley but using syrah on the label might raise an eyebrow. What's not in question is its drinkability. A fruit basket of berries, a raft of spices, it's juicy and so vibrant. It has tannins and acidity to ensure it'll age but gee, it's too good to wait for, so pour away."