Mada Wines Murrumbateman Canberra District Syrah Nouveau 2018
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Syrah from this site is best represented in a Nouveau style given the rocky, hungry nature of the site, the subsequent bright fruit profile and underlying dark granite tannin line.
Grower - Richard Cottam, Murrumbateman, Canberra District
Fruit Notes - Situated on the eastern slopes of a hillside, terraced vineyard. The soil is a mixture of Granite, Quartz, Shale, with scattered Limestone.
Winemaking Notes - The fruit was hand harvested and split into three seperate ferments.
1. 100% Syrah destemmed for fermentation.
2. 100% whole bunch ferment of Syrah, Mouvedre and Grenache. Minimal ferment work.
3. 100% Syrah 30 day carbonic maturation.
Matured in ceramic egg and concrete tank. No fining. No filtration. Minimal sulphur added.