2015 Chaffey Bros. Wine Co. Evangeline Syrah

Vineyard: Evangeline is sourced from a small planting on the original site of the old Drogemüller family orchard in Springton. The vineyard was planted in early 2003 as a dry-grown vineyard on an east-facing aspect. The soil is typical of the Southern Eden Valley, well draining, low fertility, skeletal and quartz sandy loam. Elevated in altitude: between approx. 400 to 420m.

Season: Spring was dry and led into a very mild, dry summer with no disease, resulting in fruit with higher natural acidity, and incredible flavour and colour concentration. January started with dry, hot and windy weather however by the end of the first week, relief came with 60-75ml of rain and a record-breaking coolest January in 11 years. The rain was perfectly timed for the old dry-grown vineyards, and the mild weather that followed from February through to April provided for a fairy tale vintage.

Winemaking: Picked early to capture those lovely vibrant red-fruited characters of cooler climate Shiraz. Seven months in new and seasoned French barrels for a subtle oak nuances. This wine is all about  fruit!

Appearance: Fresh and vibrant purple hues.

Aroma/Bouquet: Perfumed, dainty blue and red fruit notes with a touch of licorice and rhubarb on the nose.

Palate: A delicate structure with cool blue fruits intertwined with silky tannin and subtle oak influences.

Food Pairing: A perfect wine to have at any time of the day, especially with lunch.

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: 3.4

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar : NA

Production: 463 dozen (750ml)

Vegan Friendly: Yes

Cellar potential: drink now to 10+ years

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