2009 Syrah Gladstone

TASTING NOTE
Dark purple, flavours of black fruits, cherry and plum. On the palate complex and balanced with a jammy taste and a long warm finish.

WINEMAKER’S NOTES
Vintage 2009 was a hot climate and a early year. We picked the clusters at a high level of maturity. To produce a high quality red wine a lot of intensive manual vineyard work like de-leafing and reducing the crop is neccessary. For this wine we reduced the crop strictly of one cluster per shoot. We do handpicking and select the berries again on a sorting table in the winery to ensure that only the sane berries are manufactured to wine. The fermentation on the skins took three weeks to extract the colour and supple tannins. After fermentation the wine was aged for 14 months in new (50%) and used (50%) oak. We bottled the wine in September 2010.

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