2020 Ngeringa Iluma Vineyard Syrah
- Adelaide Hills SA
Abundant aromas of dark cherries, blueberries, plums, violets and allspice with musky rose hints of black pepper, dark chocolate and fine oak toast. Medium-bodied but full flavoured. Present, yet approachable silky tannins, fabulous length and potential to age well into the next decade.
The Syrah is gently hand harvested into small 15kg crates and mostly destemmed into small batch fermenters, with a small quantity of whole bunches placed in the bottom of each fermenter. The grapes were gently plunged by hand or feet, up to twice a day, for a long extraction over three to four weeks. This Syrah was pressed into new (40%) French oak barriques (228L) and Puncheons (500L) and left in barrel to mature for 18 months. A small dose of sulfur was added at blending, prior to bottling. No Added yeast, no enzymes, no fining, no filtration.