2017 Momento Mori The Incline
Only 45 cases of this madness created. Notes from the maker - Dane Johns..: Last year’s Incline was Yarra Valley Syrah. This years version is from Heathcote and is Paiko Selection variety planted on own rootstock, a rarity in Australia. (5 year old vines). The fruit for this wine was grown for us by the Chalmers Family Vineyard on the Mt Camel ranges in northern Heathcote. We work closely with them to achieve the quality of fruit we require each year. They are meticulous in the vineyard, using organic viticulture practices and have decades of knowledge growing alternative varieties in Australia. 60% whole bunch, 8 week fermentation in stainless steel then gently pressed to old Hungarian oak hogshead barrels for the winter. This is a medium bodied and lively Syrah probably due to the vine age and has beautifully integrated tannins. Lots of blue fruits, good acidity and loads of complexity.