The Story Wines - 2017 R. Lane Vintners Syrah

2017 R. Lane Vintners Syrah

Variety
Syrah
Region
Grampians, VIC
Abv
13.8%
Volume
750ml

A wine that was made in devastatingly small amounts. Fruit was taken from their vineyard in the hills south of the Grampians, where they’ve noticed that year in year out, this site produces some of the best fruit they see all vintage. They only release it in exceptional years as well. Double whammy. The wine was fermented with ambient yeasts in 1000L oak fermenters, two destemmed and one all whole bunches. It was pressed after three and a half weeks on skins. The batches were individually mat...Read More...

A wine that was made in devastatingly small amounts. Fruit was taken from their vineyard in the hills south of the Grampians, where they’ve noticed that year in year out, this site produces some of the best fruit they see all vintage. They only release it in exceptional years as well. Double whammy. The wine was fermented with ambient yeasts in 1000L oak fermenters, two destemmed and one all whole bunches. It was pressed after three and a half weeks on skins. The batches were individually matured for eleven months in barrel (a mixture of French puncheons and barriques) before a final ‘best barrels’ selection was blended. In 2017 it comprised 35% whole bunches, and approximately 25% new oak. It was then bottled with no fining or filtration. Complex. It is full of every element one can love about Syrah. Simply outstanding Australian wine.

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