A quality Shiraz from a maturing vineyard in Seville East. The vineyard, known as ‘Syme on Yarra’ is farmed as organically as the season will allow. The Glory plot was planted to Shiraz in 1998. The grapes were hand picked and left with 30% whole bunch during ambient yeast fermentation. Aged for 14 months with no sulphur added. Bottled unfined & unfiltered.
This Glory no sulphur Shiraz is dark and brooding with sweet spices and violets. It is so pleasing to drink and quite moreish. Luckily it is only in 375ml bottles. Pair with mushroom ravioli and drink over the next 5 years or so.
This label is a journey into the what ifs of wine. What happens when you take fruit from one block and treat it is a manner that is sensitive to the grapes and the vintage. Judging by Jayden Ong’s work, you capture a moment in time expressed as a delicious glass of wine. To make sure the moment is not sullied the fruit is all hand-picked, fermented with ambient yeasts, raised with minimal new oak and bottled with scant sulphur.
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.