Grand Duc Syrah 2014

 

Viticulture

 

Vinification

 

Analysis

 

winemaker's comments

 

Production

 

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.


Alcohol: 14.43%

Total Acidity: 5.6 g/l

Residual Sugar: 2.9 g/l

pH: 3.53


A full-bodied Syrah with intense smoked bacon and earthy characteristics, and a firm but subtle tannin structure.


 

2,000 bottles