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2022 Syrah

A modern, elegant, cool climate style crafted from our premier parcels of southern Margaret River Syrah (Shiraz). Wild fermented, with a portion of whole bunch fermentation and carbonic maceration, this aromatic, fine-boned Syrah is luscious, spicy and beautifully complex, representing the future of our favourite ‘alternative’ Margaret River red varietal. 


Tasting Notes
APPEARANCE Bright deep maroon with a purple tinge. NOSE Fresh bright raspberry fruit with wet forest floor and a few fresh mushrooms rising. Some cherry wood with a hint of hickory and fresh peet. PALATE Luscious entry with good polish building to a firm but fine dry finish. Lovely raspberry coulis with a few raspberry pip flavours linger on a fine, fresh, stemmy, mineral finish.
Winemaker Notes
Our more southern spicy parcels of fruit and the percentage of carbonic maceration and whole bunch fermentation create our vibrant, complex and refreshingly drinkable Syrah style. A portion of the fruit was carefully tipped into oak vats as whole bunches. The vats were closed and filled with CO2 without a berry being touched for 7-9 days, causing an enzymatic fermentation in the uncrushed berry. The fruit was then foot stomped and allowed to complete fermentation with wild yeast. The balance of the fruit was fermented as whole berries without stems in Stainless Steel Fermenters with open lid and oxidative handling and only the wild yeast was allowed to ferment. The fermented small batches were pressed to only older French Oak Barriques for 12 months to ensure the wine retains its elegant fine fruit perfumes. The 2022 vintage is elegant and fresh but deep ripe power underlying in a moderate season.
Production Notes
100% Syrah (Shiraz)
Alcohol %
Cellaring Potential:
5 years (fresh), 5+ years to reveal beautiful aged complexities
Harvest Date
11th March 2022 – 29th March 2022
Oak: TA:
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
Vintage Notes

A cool, winter-like spring saw vine growth delayed in development. Rainfall in October was significant. A dry and warm summer, with sustained warmth day and night through December, January and February, possibly influenced by another La Niña season, saw a rapid ripening period for all white varieties, with all vineyards harvested in little over a month. Fruit quality was excellent with surprising delicacy and elegance. A low yielding vintage, primarily due to spring conditions over the past two years. Warm and rapid veraison for reds in early February was ideal and saw the Cabernet’s desirable ripe flavours pronounce themselves quickly. Vine health remains fantastic, with fruit quality high and flavours concentrated.

2022 Syrah
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  • 94 Points

    Halliday Wine Companion - Jane Faulkner

    Not the easiest vintage in Margs, but you wouldn’t know it with this buoyant yet savoury offering. If anything, it needs more time in the bottle as it’s highlighting the exuberance of youth with its poppy dark fruits all spiced and tarted up with cranberry juice flavour. As it opens in the glass more layers are revealed, the texture of fine sandy tannins and lots of them, there’s a stony quality in a positive way as this is still tight. Savoury, complex and appealing. (v21)

  • 93 Points


    Inviting aromas of cracked black pepper, grilled rosemary, grilled meat and crushed plums. Medium-bodied with velvety tannins. Fresh and linear with green tobacco finish. Lovely spicy character with a bit of chew. Drink now. Screw cap.

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