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2021 Wirilda Bay "Lakeside" Syrah
2021 Wirilda Bay "Lakeside" Syrah

2021 Wirilda Bay "Lakeside" Syrah

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The unique terroir of our little Lakeside Vineyard, which is located just 60 metres from Lake Eppalock, right in the middle of the Heathcote wine growing region, presents an ideal location for this delicate and early-picked Heathcote Syrah. 

Our fruit is usually hand harvested for our Sparkling Shiraz, so picked early when there's bright acid and a delicate palate. However, in 2021, the wine tasted so unique - savoury, yet floral, a full mouth feel, yet soft light tannin - we wanted to bottle as a table wine. Hence, our “Lakeside” Syrah.

The grapes for our 2021 Syrah were handpicked on 26 February 2021, just after the berries ripened. Our vineyard is low cropped, allowing the fruit to have great concentration and an incredible colour depth.

Juicy blackberries, with a savoury mid-palate. Delicate and light, with complex mulberry and herbaceous mint undertones. Floral with a full mouth feel but lighter in alcohol.

Region: Heathcote.

Sub-region: Knowsley.

Vineyard: Armstead Estate Vineyard, altitude 204m.

Harvest: 26 February 2021; picked by hand.

Aged: In seasoned oak, 9 months.

Bottled: December 2021.

Bottles: 600.

Closure: Natural cork and wax.

Palate: Juicy blackberries, with a savoury mid-palate. Delicate and light, with complex mulberry and herbaceous mint undertones. Floral with a full mouth feel but lighter in alcohol.

P • P • P • Classification: Place.

This wine is inspired by the unique location of our own Lakeside Vineyard. Our vines are hand-pruned and the fruit handpicked, with minimal intervention throughout the growing process.

The flavours in the wine are an expression of the shallow strip of rich Cambrian soil that runs through the centre of the vineyard. Earthy, complex and delicate.

 Tasting notes: 2021 Wirilda Bay "Lakeside" Syrah