2021 Nouveau Syrah
Notes from the boys at CRÉ:
Farmed by Handpicked Wines in Dixons Creek, Yarra Valley, Wurundjeri Country on the other side of Highbow Hill from our vineyard. Practising organic viticulture and in the process of getting certification through ACO. Soils are sandy loam over clay and gravel over mudstone. Grapes were handpicked, wild fermented as whole bunches. No pump overs. Pressed to old oak after 8 days, then bottled after 3 months. Bright and energetic, bursting with dark fruits, blackberries, raspberry, restrained jubey red fruits entwined in earth, green herbs and black pepper. Made to drink now but also has the potential for ageing.