Shiraz with a big-barrel difference
Drew Tuckwell’s cool-climate single-vineyard Orange region Syrah is not your average Shiraz. Sourced from a single mature vineyard, the grapes are grown at 620m above sea level allowing optimum ripening for the variety in this region.
This Syrah shows intense aromatic, lifted floral and red berry characters all with a hint of spice. Maturation in a giant 3,000 litre French oak Foudre barrel has created an incredibly fresh, intense, complex and delicious shiraz. The intensity and textural quality makes it extremely individual and provides a different expression to the classic Australian shiraz style.
This incredible small batch Orange Syrah was made in tiny amounts. Only 310 cases in existence. Don’t miss out on your chance to snaffle a few bottles.
I think this wine has the capacity to evolve over a decade but we will all have to wait together as this is only the second vintage.
Don't drink in too warm - 20oC max. If you have a decanter or a jug, empty wine bottle, aeration will allow greater expression of the fruit and texture of the tannins.
Local food match
Summer - charcuterie and cheese plate. Winter - coq au vin.