Rochford Estate Syrah 2020

RRP: $33.00
In any 6: $28.05
In any 12: $26.40
Varietal: Shiraz 100%
Vintage: 2020
Alcohol: 14.0%
Contains Sulphites. Vegan Wine
HALLIDAY RATING: 95
Tasting Notes: A perfumed, floral Syrah showing rose petal, lavender and dark plum. Unwinding in the glass with notes of Morello cherry, earthy whole bunch spice and a twist of black pepper, this is a supple and layered wine that deftly reflects its cool growing season.
Winemaking Notes: Harvest: From 18th to 22nd of March
Vinification & Elevage: Fruit is sorted and partially de-stemmed as whole berries with 25% as whole bunches. 5 day cold soak prior to primary fermentation on skins for 14 days. Wine is pressed to French oak for natural malolactic fermentation and is then sulphured on lees. 10 months on lees in oak.
Viticultural Notes: Our winemaking philosophy is to produce the best fruit possible in the vineyard and allow the wines to express the individuality of the vineyard and each growing season. The grapes for this wine were handpicked with viticultural practices based around maintaining balance in the vineyards, sustainability and responsiveness to changing environmental conditions.
2020 was a long and cool growing season in the Yarra Valley. Winter rains were substantial and by the end of spring we had full and healthy vine canopies. The conditions around flowering progressed with very mild conditions extending the ripening period for harvest well into Autumn for some varieties. The 2020 wines reflect our part of the world and our cool climate.