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2017 Syrah

Every year at Clonakilla we fill a single fermenter with pure Shiraz from our North-East facing T&L vineyard.

The winemaking is kept as simple as possible. Whole berries are fermented warm by their own native yeasts. The wine spends a month macerating on skins and twenty-two months in fine-grained French oak puncheons.

The 2017 vintage was built on the wettest winter and early spring that any of us can remember. The early rain turned out to be a blessing, given the warm and generally dry summer that followed.

This Syrah comes from the top half of T&L block one. The grapes were harvested on March 29.