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  • Whole Bunch Syrah 2023

    The Whole Bunch Syrah forms part of our Projects Range. These are wines we can get geeky about - interesting, small runs, slightly quirky, but always delicious!

    Botrivier has a Mediterranean climate, which means longer growing seasons with moderate to warm temperatures. Vintage '23 was characterised by low yields and early ripening, resulting in wines of excellent concentration and marked freshness, particularly for early ripening reds. Late-season rain delayed ripening on reds, leading to challenges, but increased flavour development and elegance. 

    All fruit was hand-picked, lightly crushed, and whole bunch fermented for ten days, pressed and aged in steel tanks (75%) and older barrels (25%) for ten months.

    The nose is complex, showing purple flowers, sour figs, dark chocolate and wet earth. Crushed fruits, including blueberry and black cherry, lead on the palate before black olives, cloves, salted liquorice and cured meats. Powdery tannins, fresh acidity and a density of fruit make this a more serious but no less juicy and smashable vintage.