Syrahmi Siren Shiraz 2010
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Not a technically trained winemaker, Adam's finely tuned palate and a series of vintages in Cote Rotie with Pierre Gaillard, Chapoutier and Ogier, coupled with work at Torbreck and Jasper Hill in Australia, have been the major influences on the Syrahmi offering and style. High quality, low yield fruit is sourced from the northern parts of Heathcote, and with Adam's sensitive touch and hands off approach, he delivers a range of long, intense, fine, elegant and spice laden Syrah's.
Historically some of Australia’s most lucrative gold country, today Heathcote maintains its esteemed reputation as a source of country’s best red wines. The rolling countryside of ancient reddish brown soils bordered by mountain ranges that funnel cool air into the region during the growing season create some of Australia’s most deeply-hued and impressively layered Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah makes an intense, powerful and often age-worthy red. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah achieves its maximum potential in the steep village of Hermitage and plays an important component in the Red Blends of Southern Rhône, adding color and structure to Grenache and Mourvèdre. Syrah is the most widely planted grape of Australia and is important in California and Washington. Sommelier Secret—Such a synergy these three create together, the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre trio often takes on the shorthand term, “GSM.”