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."