2017 Erth Heathcote Syrah
Winemaker David Crawford (Bellbrae Estate, Geelong) long held desire to create an aromatic, fruit driven Rhone – like Shiraz all came together in 2015. His research and trials uncovered this ‘spot’ within his friend’s vineyard, that was planted solely to SA1654 Shiraz clone, in an elevated position in the foothills at the very northern end of The Camel Ranges. For him this was perfect for the wine he wanted to make. The resulting wine is beautifully floral and the palate is pretty Aromatic spices, sweet boysenberry fruit and soft, ripe tannins.