Bright garnet red in color! The nose is very attractive with bright forest fruits, violets and peppery herbs. Full fruit sensation in the entry and mid-palate with a cinnamon and peppery herb finish true to the nose, and new French oak through a long finish. This Syrah pays homage to many great Rhone Valley reds, with the inclusion of the great Rhone white variety Viognier which adds a bright pop to the wine and complexity. Charming now this wine will be more complex over the next few years.
This is a versatile wine that will partner with many plates from Italian dishes, salads, meats and barbecues with fruit marinades, or enjoy it on its own with that bright personality!
The classic Rhone grape from the Rhone Valley region in France and a firm dependable for Australian wineries, but in the US it has experienced a checkered past simply because it was over-planted by California growers and pressed into the marketplace before US consumers were educated about Syrah. This is one of the wine world’s greatest varietals and many believe it to be the signature grape for the El Dorado region.
90% Syrah and 10% Viognier
Aged for 20 months
Part new French oak (20%), mainly neutral French oak