2020 Maggie Syrah
"Maggie is young with a playful complexity. Earthy nuances are matched with hints of loyalty to create a perfect balance of bold and sassy. A delicate spiciness, and full red fruit palate. Cherry jam, blackberry and a mild leatheryness. It’s the perfect choice for laughing with your best friends or for woohooing your special friend.
The Syrah is from two sites: Redesdale, in the Wine Region of Heathcote, Taungurung Country and from Concongella, Grampians Wine Region, Jardwadjali Country. Both organic. It had 2 weeks on skins with daily pumpovers for a more intense extraction of flavour, before spending about 8 months in old oak to rest and settle into itself. Basket pressed by hand. It was named in honour of Maggie, a sassy, vocal and assertive Australian Shepherd. Originally from Gippsland, she comes from a big litter of cheeky rascals." – Beyond the Glass