Syrahmi Demi Shiraz 2022


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Region: Heathcote
Grapes: Shiraz
First Glance: Savoury, Lifted, Spice, Meaty, Blue Fruited
Acclaim: 96pts & Top 100 Wines Of 2023

The Wine:
60% whole bunch, wild yeast fermentation and malolactic fermentation. Fermentation in open fermenter, hand plunged and minimal pump overs. Maturation: Aged in new and used French puncheons for 12 months, then stainless steel for a further 3 months.

Very bright crimson and purple in colour. Intense perfume of lifted wild raspberries, black olives, soy and turned earth. Crushed granite, red and black cherries, graphite and gun smoke with energetic freshness and length, the palate shows the best of Heathcote with more depth and intensity than previous vintages. Savoury dried herbs and spice, graphite, and tapenade again, with very fine tannin coming from the 60% whole bunches during ferment, balanced red fruits leading though a long savoury finish. Concentrated but light on its feet.

The Review:
James Halliday's Top 100 Wines Of 2023, 96pts
"This is a totally beautiful wine, as fresh as a spring day. It points the way for newcomers, be they winemakers or consumers. There’s nothing demi here, nothing left undone, nor overdone. There’s just enough edge to the pepper and the posy of fruits."