2016 Single Vineyard Syrah
2016 was another excellent vintage in the Mount Benson region. The vintage season started in spring with consistently above average air and soil temperatures. The summer was consistent and warm with only three days above 35⁰, excellent growing conditions for cool climate Syrah. The wine is fermented on skins for 15 days before being pressed and matured in 50% new French oak. Inclusion of some American oak into the oak selection gives the blend a youthful vibrancy.
Drink me with Osso Bucco with gremolata or splurge on a selection of cheese like Ubriaco Amarone from Italy or Section 28 Monforte from the Adelaide Hills. Or alternatively find a big 'ol block of chocolate and a roaring fire. The perfect winter's night in!