100% Syrah from the Mewstone vineyard, harvested on the 15th May. Naturally fermented with 8% whole bunch in an old milk vat and held on skins for 21 days. Matured in 40% new oak for nine months and bottled in late summer. Only 606 bottles produced.
The Mewstone Vineyard lies on the banks of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in the farmland of Flowerpot. The gently north facing slopes capture the cool southern sunshine, whilst the vineyard is protected from the harsh westerly winds by the hills that rise quickly from the water. The soils are predominantly duplex soils formed on Jurassic dolerite. This consists of loam textured topsoil over a sandy loam horizon on clay subsoil.