Nomads Garden Syrah 750ml 12.5%
2019 Beechworth Syrah
Handmade - Hand Picked - Basket Pressed - No Acid Added - Natural Wild Yeast Ferment - Barrel Aged on Lees – Unfined
Vineyard – Battely Vineyard, Beechworth
A new addition to our range. This wine came about with the opportunity to lease a neglected vineyard just up the road from our farm and vineyards in Eldorado, 15 minutes by tractor to be precise. The vineyard is comprised of 5 different Shiraz clones, Durif along with small plantings of Viogner and Marsanne for co fermentation. This wine is made exclusively from the “Bests” clone of Shiraz planted on a boney ridge of hill to very poor soils composed of a red sandy loam with slate and ironstone fragments present. When we took over the vineyard in mid 2017 it was in need of some drastic viticulture , so much so that we had to think twice about whether we wanted to take on such a project. However Pauls optimism shone through and the rest is history.
Once in the winery the grapes were 100% destemmed but not crushed. The ferment was only plunged lightly once a day and gently basket pressed straight to oak after 14 days on skins. Matured on lees for 10 months in French Oak Hogsheads with an average age of 5 years. The soil profile and its propensity to ripen rapidly combined with our intention to produce a Syrah style meant we picked early to ensure a wine of tension and vitality. This Syrah shows spice and pepper on the nose which carries through on the medium bodied palate loaded with red and blue fruits, right in line with the style outcome we so desired. Lightly filtered then hand bottled at our winery. Vegan Friendly.