For a decade Luke Lambert has been producing his finely crafted wines. Hand picked from a single source. Luke uses some old school ideas to make wines that are elegant, perfumed, mid-weight and refined. Alcohol and oak hide in the background while the flavours the grapes have produced are brought forward. They are delicious wines.
Crudo Syrah is born to be a young, vibrant and juicy wine for an early spring release. 60% whole bunches, wild ferment and matured in old oak and tank. Bottled without fining or filtration. Showing red fruits, black pepper and an earthy/smokey note from the granite soils it grew in. The palate is savoury and plush with the tannin/acid interplay keeping it refreshing and moreish. Serve it with charcuterie and drink from now until 2027.
A region that is just too big to generalise about. The difference between Upper and Lower Yarra can be the ability to ripen some grapes or not. Great wines are made in the Yarra but it is best to know the producers.
A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or wine maker influence. The Syrah based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.