Nelson Syrah 2010
• Silver: Royal Easter Wine Show Awards 2012
Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater Vineyard
Sugar at Harvest: 23.8°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late April 2010
pH of Wine: 3.59
T.A of Wine: 5.9g/L
The Brightwater Vineyard is situated 15km from the coast and is sheltered from the south by the Richmond Ranges. The ‘soil’ is a combination of rocks and boulders which is very hard on the farm equipment, but vital for holding the warmth of Nelson’s sun and for ripening Syrah.
The grapes were de-stemmed and fermented on their skins, and hand plunged three times a day. After fermentation, the young wine was transferred to a mixture of new and one year old French barriques where it stayed for 18 months while undergoing malolactic fermentation and barrel maturation.
The 2010 Syrah has a ripe juicy berry fruit nose with raspberry and strawberry characters. The palate has a good entry and length with silky tannins wrapping around succulent fruit.
Bottle Size: 750ml
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