Our 2022 Montalto Syrah hails exclusively from our warmer Tuerong vineyards. Mulberry, blackberry, blueberry and even raspberries mesh with olive tapenade, smoked charcuterie, and nuances of spice by way of peppercorn and clove. There’s a faint whiff of bay leaf and rosemary for good measure. Upfront, a core of quenching blue and red fruit, together with Black-forest cake, black cherry, and plum pudding, framed by silken fine tannins finishing with a savoury and chalky twist.
Simon Black, Chief Winemaker
Hand harvested grapes were sorted before gently destemming into 2 tonne open
fermenters and allowed to soak for between 5 days prior to the onset of wild
fermentation. Ferment temperatures were allowed to peak at 32 degrees Celsius.
A post ferment maceration of 4 to 7 days followed before pressing, with the
wine spending a total of 22 days on skins. The wine was lightly racked to French
oak barriques and puncheons for natural malolactic fermentation and
11 months maturation.