Grand Duc Syrah 2014
Vine age: 19 years
Density: 4,000 vines per hectare
Yield: 7.5 tons per hectare
A well balanced block situated in Malmesbury.
Only the best grapes were picked at 25.5°B and fermented in small open-top fermenters. Punched down by hand 6 times daily until fermented dry. Grapes were gravity fed to press. After pressing, the wine underwent natural mallolactic fermentation in barrel. Wine was matured for 24 months in a selection of new premium French oak barrels.
Total Acidity: 5.6 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/l
A full-bodied Syrah with intense smoked bacon and earthy characteristics, and a firm but subtle tannin structure.