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Syrahmi New Beginnings Heathcote Syrah 2016

Certified Organic

Notes from Syrahmi...

Each year I source and select grapes from a different single vineyard in the Heathcote region, therefore each year the wine will have a different name to reflect the vintage.

New Beginnings...''The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" - Lao Tzu

One door closes, another door opens! And what an exciting door it's become. After the sale of Greenstone in 2015, I was in the search of a new vineyard. After a phone call from Carl Brown in 2015 we started a conversation about working together in the future.

I was struck by Carl's obsession with soil health, and the care and management he puts into the vineyard. The attraction amplified once I learnt it was the only certified organic vineyard in Heathcote.

2016 was the earliest vintage I've ever encountered in Heathcote, picking every grape variety before end of February. Bringing back memories of the early 2003 vintage in Cote Rôté.

Dark and deep brick red, a riot of perfume encompassing ripe wild blackberries, baked red earth and dry sage herb, smoked meats/charcuterie, bergamot tea and black olive create a sense of excitement.

Complex, dense weighted palate with intense energy. Lifted perfumes of black olive tapenade, smoked meats with compounded black fruits add to the ultra fine savoury tannin from the 90% whole bunch used is a feature. Long, deep and complex with rich dark fruits, the ripeness of the vintage has still left the wine with freshness for a very long future ahead.

Country: Australia
Producer: Syrahmi
Region: Heathcote


in a mixed case (6 per case)

Stock: 12+ units