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Cape Landing 2019 Reserve Syrah

Cape Landing 2019 Reserve Syrah

2019 Shiraz

Margaret River, WA

Bright natural acidity and bristling tannins deliver vibrant flavours of raspberries, cherries and eastern spices, with a pristine finish of red currant, plum and dried thyme, and subtle tones of creamy French oak.

From $36.00 per bottle

    Wine Details

    • Region Margaret River
    • Vintage 2019
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14%
    • Bottling Date February 2020
    • Background We make the most of Margaret River’s cooler climate and southerly location to produce a medium bodied Syrah, cast in a lighter, elegant, spicier, modern Australian style that has more in common with the wine style of the Northern Rhône in France than the Shiraz producing regions of eastern Australia. Natural acidity and bristling tannins deliver vibrant flavours of raspberries, cherries and eastern spices, with a pristine finish of red currant, plum and red thyme, and subtle tones of creamy French oak.
    • Vintage Notes The 2019 vintage in Margaret River was challenging but ultimately successful. Spring was slow and cool, and summer moderate with reduced strong solar days and restricted wet weather. The absence of Marri Blossom, following the failure of many native tree species to flower, led to late season bird and bee pressure, and extensive netting to preserve fruit. Late, warmer, conditions prior to vintage produced fruit of superb quality despite lower than average yield.
    • Vineyard Notes Our 20 year old Shiraz vines are planted north-south to allow even sunlight and warmth on either side of the canopy throughout the growing season. Our Shiraz vines are always pruned approximately 6 weeks earlier than other vine varieties to maximise the length of the growing season. The vines are minimally irrigated, with special attention being paid to achieving full solarisation and fruit exposure on each vine through canopy management and leaf removal. Excess and green fruit bunches are removed throughout the growing season to ensure optimum fruit development and flavour. After version, the vines were covered with bird netting through to harvest.
    • Winemaking Picked in the early hours of morning, our Syrah fruit was destemmed before transfer to fermenters as whole uncrushed berries, preserving natural fruit aromatics and allowing slow, controlled, tannin and flavour extraction. The fruit underwent cool ferment on skins for 10 days, with gentle pump overs twice a day, following which the wine was drained by gravity and gently pressed to barrel. The wine was matured in a combination of French Oak barriques and puncheons, 30% of which were new, with fortnightly bâttonnage. After 10 months in oak the wine was blended and lightly fined before filtration and bottling. This wine will continue to mature gracefully and may be cellared for 10+ years.
    • Tasting Notes Bright natural acidity and bristling tannins deliver vibrant flavours of raspberries, cherries and eastern spices, with a pristine finish of red currant, plum and dried thyme, and subtle tones of creamy French oak.
    • Style Classic Single Vineyard 100% Shiraz, produced as a medium bodied Syrah, cast in a lighter, elegant, spicier, modern Australian style that has more in common with the wine style of the Northern Rhône in France than the Shiraz producing regions of eastern Australia.
    • Colour Bright red with purple hints.
    • Bouquet Raspberries, cherries, cracked allspice and white pepper.
    • Palate Vibrant flavours of red fruits, bright natural acidity and bristling tannin introduce a lively palate packed with flavours of cherry glaze, eastern spices and dried thyme. A pristine finish boasting vital tones of red currants and plum skin.
    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential This Reserve Syrah will continue to mature in bottle, and can be cellared for 10+ years.

    Wine Details

    • Region Margaret River
    • Vintage 2019
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Shiraz
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14%
    • Bottling Date February 2020
    • Background We make the most of Margaret River’s cooler climate and southerly location to produce a medium bodied Syrah, cast in a lighter, elegant, spicier, modern Australian style that has more in common with the wine style of the Northern Rhône in France than the Shiraz producing regions of eastern Australia. Natural acidity and bristling tannins deliver vibrant flavours of raspberries, cherries and eastern spices, with a pristine finish of red currant, plum and red thyme, and subtle tones of creamy French oak.
    • Vintage Notes The 2019 vintage in Margaret River was challenging but ultimately successful. Spring was slow and cool, and summer moderate with reduced strong solar days and restricted wet weather. The absence of Marri Blossom, following the failure of many native tree species to flower, led to late season bird and bee pressure, and extensive netting to preserve fruit. Late, warmer, conditions prior to vintage produced fruit of superb quality despite lower than average yield.
    • Vineyard Notes Our 20 year old Shiraz vines are planted north-south to allow even sunlight and warmth on either side of the canopy throughout the growing season. Our Shiraz vines are always pruned approximately 6 weeks earlier than other vine varieties to maximise the length of the growing season. The vines are minimally irrigated, with special attention being paid to achieving full solarisation and fruit exposure on each vine through canopy management and leaf removal. Excess and green fruit bunches are removed throughout the growing season to ensure optimum fruit development and flavour. After version, the vines were covered with bird netting through to harvest.
    • Winemaking Picked in the early hours of morning, our Syrah fruit was destemmed before transfer to fermenters as whole uncrushed berries, preserving natural fruit aromatics and allowing slow, controlled, tannin and flavour extraction. The fruit underwent cool ferment on skins for 10 days, with gentle pump overs twice a day, following which the wine was drained by gravity and gently pressed to barrel. The wine was matured in a combination of French Oak barriques and puncheons, 30% of which were new, with fortnightly bâttonnage. After 10 months in oak the wine was blended and lightly fined before filtration and bottling. This wine will continue to mature gracefully and may be cellared for 10+ years.
    • Tasting Notes Bright natural acidity and bristling tannins deliver vibrant flavours of raspberries, cherries and eastern spices, with a pristine finish of red currant, plum and dried thyme, and subtle tones of creamy French oak.
    • Style Classic Single Vineyard 100% Shiraz, produced as a medium bodied Syrah, cast in a lighter, elegant, spicier, modern Australian style that has more in common with the wine style of the Northern Rhône in France than the Shiraz producing regions of eastern Australia.
    • Colour Bright red with purple hints.
    • Bouquet Raspberries, cherries, cracked allspice and white pepper.
    • Palate Vibrant flavours of red fruits, bright natural acidity and bristling tannin introduce a lively palate packed with flavours of cherry glaze, eastern spices and dried thyme. A pristine finish boasting vital tones of red currants and plum skin.
    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential This Reserve Syrah will continue to mature in bottle, and can be cellared for 10+ years.