Que Syrah, Syrah

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Six wines. Six countries. Six truly different examples of Syrah to highlight the diversity & complexity of the noble grape.

  • Jamet Collines Rhodaniennes | Syrah
  • Ochota Barrels I Am The Owl | Syrah
  • Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels | Syrah
  • Arnot-Roberts Sonoma Coast | Syrah
  • Castell d’Encus Thalarn | Syrah
  • Alain Graillot Syrocco | Syrah

Jamet Collines Rhodaniennes

What — Syrah
Where — Rhône Valley, France
When — 2016

Fresh red berries, violets and a struck flint character

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Domaine Jamet holds a spot amongst the top flight of producers within Côte Rôtie of the Northern Rhône, and rightly so. Collines Rhondaniennes acts as a bit of a ‘catch all’ appellation for a number of the most famous villages within the Northern Rhône. Jamet uses plots from the higher slopes around Ampuis and Condrieu, along with younger vines from parcels of Côte Rôtie for their Collines Rhodaniennes.

By using only old oak for the 12-month maturation of this cuvee, Jamet yields fruit purity and further approachability in its youth. Unencumbered by oak, the granitic minerality of the soils shines through with a note of struck flint on the nose and vibrancy running through the palate. The nose is aromatically lifted with rosehip and violets, with notes of fresh red berries coming through. The wines of Jamet are always characterised by finesse and their intricate nature, Colliens Rhodaniennes is no exception to that rule.

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Ochota Barrels I Am The Owl

What — Syrah
Where — Adelaide Hills, Australia
When — 2018

Blue fruits & pepper, challenging the notion of Australian Shiraz

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Taras Ochota challenges every notion commonly held about Australian red wines. Take every idea around rich, oaky, high octane Australian Shiraz and spin it towards the opposite direction – that is where you’ll find I Am The Owl. Taras truly personifies the term “rockstar winemaker” with a past of playing in punk rock bands before turning his hand to winemaking. Their approach is geared towards unadulterated examples of wines with a “less is more” philosophy to their winemaking.

I Am The Owl is made with 100% whole bunch fermentation, adding to the freshness and floral lift. Lots of cracked black pepper, soft tannins and blue & black fruits roll through on the nose & palate. Dangerously drinkable with an immediate approachability once the cork is pulled, this wine does not require a decant, but it won’t be hurt by one and will further unfurl itself with time & air.

Paralleling its namesake song from the Dead Kennedys, I Am The Owl has an edgy and rebellious streak that challenges mainstream of Australian Shiraz.

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Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels

What — Syrah
Where — Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
When — 2018

Fruit-forward with dense yet delicate flavours of boysenberry, violets and cracked pepper

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The Gimblett Gravels is one of the more unique wine regions in the wine world, with its boundaries specifically defined by soil type as opposed to geographical or political boundaries. The vines grow on a centuries-old dried river bed which provides an incredible complexity and uniqueness to the wines. The grapes used for Craggy Range’s cuvée is from heritage Syrah vines brought to New Zealand over 150 years ago. Craggy Range remains firm on their commitment to premium quality winemaking exemplified through the family’s dedication which includes placing the estate into a blind trust, meaning that it cannot be sold as it passes from generation to generation.

The Gimblett Gravels Syrah is typified by dense yet delicate flavours of boysenberry, violets and cracked pepper. Around 25% new oak is used on the wine, maintaining a fruit forward character with an approachability in both its youth and potential for aging in the cellar. 2018 represented a warm and dry summer for Hawke’s Bay, giving a wonderful fruit purity without losing its finesse.

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Arnot-Roberts Sonoma Coast

What — Syrah
Where — California, USA
When — 2018

Blue & red fruits, blue flowers, black peppercorn, graphite and minerality

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Childhood friends Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts are two most progressive and revolutionary producers on the California landscape. However, it was the 2005 vintage that truly set them on their path: a very cool vintage resulting in higher acidity and lower alcoholic ripeness, with which they fell in love and continued to pursue. This was the antithesis of common styles at the time.

Made from a collection of cool-climate vineyards across the Sonoma Coast, this Syrah exemplifies what a deft hand can produce. Made entirely with whole bunches and aged in a combination of neutral oak and concrete vats, it is a Syrah made for youthful approachability. That being said, it offers complexity with an intricate weaving of fruit and flower elements, a distinctive graphite & mineral component and an overlay of black pepper.

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Castell d'Encus Thalarn

What — Syrah
Where — Costers del Segre, Spain
When — 2015

Red fruits and violets balanced by clove, and silky tannins

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Castell d’Encus occupies a unique place in the Pyrenees of Spain. With vineyards sitting between 850-1250m, they achieve the diurnal difference to keep freshness and acidity, a common challenge for growers in the region. Showing their commitment to the vines, the estate does not use any herbicides, pesticides or fungicides. A signature of the estate, the wine is fermented in a combination of stone pits from the 12th century, small stainless steel vats and oak barrels.

Thalarn, named after the town where the winery is located, is the estate’s single varietal bottling of Syrah. Following its trio of fermentation vessels, it is aged in French oak. It shows a silkiness on the palate with gentle tannins, with fresh red fruits and clove sitting on top. A delicate, perfumed floral character further illustrates the finesse of the wine, offering subtle intricacies best appreciated with a gentle decant.

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Alain Graillot Syrocco

What — Syrah
Where — Zenata, Morocco
When — 2017

Dried fruits, milk chocolate with black pepper and oak influences

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Alain Graillot of his famed eponymous estate in the Northern Rhône, was on a cycling trip through the cooler, mountainous area Zenata of Morocco where he stopped by a nearby domaine. The oenologist Jacques Poulaine from Domaine des Ouled Thaleb showed him a selection of sites, where Graillot immediately recognised the potential for Syrah production. From there, the project was born. The cooling influence of the Atlantic tempers the heat of the Zenata region, retaining freshness not usually found in other wines of the region.

The grapes are completely de-stemmed, then aged for 15 months in French oak, offering traditional flavours of dark cherry, liquorice with a meaty undertone running through the palate. Black pepper and sandalwood add a subtle aromatic flavour. The wine unfurls itself with time and air, and is best assisted by a decanter and time in large glasses.

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Despite being most at home in the Northern Rhône of France, Syrah has proven to have an incredible capacity to adapt to a variety of climates, soils and winemaking styles. From well-versed regions through to those off the beaten track, this bundle illustrates the breadth and complexity offered by the noble grape.

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Jamet Collines Rhodaniennes

What — Syrah
Where — Rhône Valley, France
When — 2016

Fresh red berries, violets and a struck flint character

+ Read More

Domaine Jamet holds a spot amongst the top flight of producers within Côte Rôtie of the Northern Rhône, and rightly so. Collines Rhondaniennes acts as a bit of a ‘catch all’ appellation for a number of the most famous villages within the Northern Rhône. Jamet uses plots from the higher slopes around Ampuis and Condrieu, along with younger vines from parcels of Côte Rôtie for their Collines Rhodaniennes.

By using only old oak for the 12-month maturation of this cuvee, Jamet yields fruit purity and further approachability in its youth. Unencumbered by oak, the granitic minerality of the soils shines through with a note of struck flint on the nose and vibrancy running through the palate. The nose is aromatically lifted with rosehip and violets, with notes of fresh red berries coming through. The wines of Jamet are always characterised by finesse and their intricate nature, Colliens Rhodaniennes is no exception to that rule.

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Ochota Barrels I Am The Owl

What — Syrah
Where — Adelaide Hills, Australia
When — 2018

Blue fruits & pepper, challenging the notion of Australian Shiraz

+ Read More

Taras Ochota challenges every notion commonly held about Australian red wines. Take every idea around rich, oaky, high octane Australian Shiraz and spin it towards the opposite direction – that is where you’ll find I Am The Owl. Taras truly personifies the term “rockstar winemaker” with a past of playing in punk rock bands before turning his hand to winemaking. Their approach is geared towards unadulterated examples of wines with a “less is more” philosophy to their winemaking.

I Am The Owl is made with 100% whole bunch fermentation, adding to the freshness and floral lift. Lots of cracked black pepper, soft tannins and blue & black fruits roll through on the nose & palate. Dangerously drinkable with an immediate approachability once the cork is pulled, this wine does not require a decant, but it won’t be hurt by one and will further unfurl itself with time & air.

Paralleling its namesake song from the Dead Kennedys, I Am The Owl has an edgy and rebellious streak that challenges mainstream of Australian Shiraz.

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Craggy Range Gimblett Gravels

What — Syrah
Where — Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
When — 2018

Fruit-forward with dense yet delicate flavours of boysenberry, violets and cracked pepper

+ Read More

The Gimblett Gravels is one of the more unique wine regions in the wine world, with its boundaries specifically defined by soil type as opposed to geographical or political boundaries. The vines grow on a centuries-old dried river bed which provides an incredible complexity and uniqueness to the wines. The grapes used for Craggy Range’s cuvée is from heritage Syrah vines brought to New Zealand over 150 years ago. Craggy Range remains firm on their commitment to premium quality winemaking exemplified through the family’s dedication which includes placing the estate into a blind trust, meaning that it cannot be sold as it passes from generation to generation.

The Gimblett Gravels Syrah is typified by dense yet delicate flavours of boysenberry, violets and cracked pepper. Around 25% new oak is used on the wine, maintaining a fruit forward character with an approachability in both its youth and potential for aging in the cellar. 2018 represented a warm and dry summer for Hawke’s Bay, giving a wonderful fruit purity without losing its finesse.

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Arnot-Roberts Sonoma Coast

What — Syrah
Where — California, USA
When — 2018

Blue & red fruits, blue flowers, black peppercorn, graphite and minerality

+ Read More

Childhood friends Duncan Arnot Meyers and Nathan Lee Roberts are two most progressive and revolutionary producers on the California landscape. However, it was the 2005 vintage that truly set them on their path: a very cool vintage resulting in higher acidity and lower alcoholic ripeness, with which they fell in love and continued to pursue. This was the antithesis of common styles at the time.

Made from a collection of cool-climate vineyards across the Sonoma Coast, this Syrah exemplifies what a deft hand can produce. Made entirely with whole bunches and aged in a combination of neutral oak and concrete vats, it is a Syrah made for youthful approachability. That being said, it offers complexity with an intricate weaving of fruit and flower elements, a distinctive graphite & mineral component and an overlay of black pepper.

In stock

Castell d'Encus Thalarn

What — Syrah
Where — Costers del Segre, Spain
When — 2015

Red fruits and violets balanced by clove, and silky tannins

+ Read More

Castell d’Encus occupies a unique place in the Pyrenees of Spain. With vineyards sitting between 850-1250m, they achieve the diurnal difference to keep freshness and acidity, a common challenge for growers in the region. Showing their commitment to the vines, the estate does not use any herbicides, pesticides or fungicides. A signature of the estate, the wine is fermented in a combination of stone pits from the 12th century, small stainless steel vats and oak barrels.

Thalarn, named after the town where the winery is located, is the estate’s single varietal bottling of Syrah. Following its trio of fermentation vessels, it is aged in French oak. It shows a silkiness on the palate with gentle tannins, with fresh red fruits and clove sitting on top. A delicate, perfumed floral character further illustrates the finesse of the wine, offering subtle intricacies best appreciated with a gentle decant.

In stock

Alain Graillot Syrocco

What — Syrah
Where — Zenata, Morocco
When — 2017

Dried fruits, milk chocolate with black pepper and oak influences

+ Read More

Alain Graillot of his famed eponymous estate in the Northern Rhône, was on a cycling trip through the cooler, mountainous area Zenata of Morocco where he stopped by a nearby domaine. The oenologist Jacques Poulaine from Domaine des Ouled Thaleb showed him a selection of sites, where Graillot immediately recognised the potential for Syrah production. From there, the project was born. The cooling influence of the Atlantic tempers the heat of the Zenata region, retaining freshness not usually found in other wines of the region.

The grapes are completely de-stemmed, then aged for 15 months in French oak, offering traditional flavours of dark cherry, liquorice with a meaty undertone running through the palate. Black pepper and sandalwood add a subtle aromatic flavour. The wine unfurls itself with time and air, and is best assisted by a decanter and time in large glasses.

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