2017 The Old Man Syrah
Behind every protégé there is a wise old man. The ‘Mr Miyagi’ of Brothers At War Wines. Father, mentor and one of the Barossa’s winemaking pioneers.
This bright, perfumed Syrah has lifted violets, forest fruit and hints of pepper. The palate is elegant with the same forest fruits, red berries and spice. A unique wine with velvety tannins driven by lingering acidity.
This Syrah was picked at optimum ripeness at around 13.5 Baume with 10-20% whole bunches remaining in the fermentation. The fruit was held at 10-15 degrees for two days before being allowed to warm and start fermentation naturally. After 12 days on skins and gently hand plunged daily, the wines were pressed to 100% seasoned French oak 500L puncheons where they matured for 10 months. No fining or filtration was used on these wines.
This Single Vineyard Syrah comes from our Pendee Farm vineyard just outside of Springton in the Eden Valley. With an elevation of 390 meters