Sacred Hill’s single vineyard syrah brings a complex aromatic medley of white pepper, salted chocolate and Black Doris plums, as well as a smoky tobacco leaf and dark floral undertones. Harvested from the Deerstalkers vineyard in the Gimblett Gravels, the palate of this wine offers fresh, and sweet forest fruit compote and flavoursome baking spices, while succulent velvety tannins contribute to the long, elegant finish.
“The 2018 season had the best possible start, with a hot and dry growing period and even less rain than last vintage,” said Jack Cornes, winemaker. “Our syrah grapes lapped up the dry heat and the excellent growing conditions, resulting in a lush syrah with incredible flavour.” During fermentation, gentle hand plunging and delicate pump-overs released a wealth of flavours and fine tannins from the grape skins. This wine perfectly synergises the textural, flavour, and structural components of syrah. The wine was aged for eight months in French Oak barrels that were 20 percent new.