Djab Wurrung Country Syrah (Grampians, VIC) 2023



    VINTAGE 2023
    A cool and wet vintage in the Grampians presented its challenges in 2023 and wines are a little lighter and more elegant than in a warmer year but show finesse and lovely complexity.

    Formed 400 million years ago sandstone structures rise abruptly from the cold plains of Djab Wurrung 260m above sea level. A low nutrient environment produces fruit of intensity and seductive fragrant power.

    Early morning at the very end of March

    50% of the blend consists of 25% whole bunch portion.

    Matured in French Oak 90% in an older large vat and 10% in new barriques for 10 months.

    Dark berry fruit and plenty of earthy spice but also with lighter violety floral and mineral notes, this wine shows complex aromas and a brooding character that entices and continues to reveal with time in the glass.

    Fresh dark berry fruit characters are combined with tar, dark toasted spice and hints of Dutch cocoa. The wine also has a long graphite line through the palate, balanced acidity and fine long tannins and lingering flavours.

    8-15 years in the right cellaring conditions.