||McLaren Vale, SA, Australia
||Black dark crimson red
||Perfumed aromatics of ripe red fruits, dark berries, black olives and plums
||Terremoto Syrah captures the essence of McLaren Vale. The wine is fruit driven, bursting with rich dark fruit characters of blackberries, mulberries and blueberries while being balanced with tight fine grain tannins. The wine is fresh with textures and layers of flavour. The generosity of fruit and the seamless integration of oak and tannin ensures the mouthfeel is vibrant, long and elegant.
The grapes are sourced from the highly prized Terremoto vineyard which is 85m ASL
and is located on the western side of the McLaren Vale Township. The soils are red
loam over limestone and have a north-westerly aspect. The vines are trained to a single cordon with a foliage wire controlling the canopy so light can penetrate to evenly ripen the fruit.
Cellar up to 2031
The grapes for Terremoto were destemmed leaving a high proportion of whole berries
in the must, cold soaked for 2 days and inoculated with a yeast culture . The wine
was fermented in a 4 tonne open fermenter for 8 days. During that time, the wine was
pumped over twice a day. The wine remained on skins for a further 10 days before
pressing to 300L oak barrels.
Matured in new, 1 and 2 year old French and American oak barrels for 12 months before being bottled.
Awards - 2013 Vintage
Silver Medal 2015 McLaren Vale Wine Show
Silver Medal 2018 Syrah du Monde
Bronze Medal 2020 McLaren Vale Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2015 Peth Royal Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2015 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2018 Melbourne International Wine Show
97 points James Halliday Wine Companion 2022