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Bekkers McLaren Vale Syrah 2020

Bekkers McLaren Vale Syrah 2020

$ $130.00
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Soft, fine, silky texture. Dark/red fruit flavour profile accompanied by attractive spice. Purposefully made to avoid overt, syrupy concentration or dominating oak aromas. Capture McLaren Vale intensity; tempered by silky texture, elegance and spice characters. The Seaview parcels bring generosity and density; Clarendon is less dense but imparts aromatics and spice.

Harvested 5th, 6th and 19th March, 2020. 0% to 50% whole bunches added to the fermenter depending on the parcel. Total whole bunch percentage 21%. Remaining fruit de- stemmed (not crushed) and machine-sorted to remove shrivelled berries. Cold soaked for 3 to 5 days prior to the beginning of natural fermentation (no yeast added). Gentle pump overs (no plunging) to minimise over-extraction of aggressive tannin. Basket pressed to oak after 15 to 20 days in fermenter. Mixture of new (55%) and older (45%) French oak puncheons (500L). All parcels aged separately on fine lees with minimal sulphur additions. Blended and bottled early December 2021. Unfiltered.

Subregions:53% Clarendon (2 parcels) and 47% Seaview (2 parcels).

Soil: Clarendon- Red clay loam over siltstone, clay and gravel. Seaview- Shallow grey/brown sandy loam over calcrete and base siltstone; grey sand over orange sandy clay.

Elevation: Clarendon- 194-242m and 309-329m. Seaview- 102-110m and 112-122m.

Distance from coast: Clarendon- 12km and 14.6km. Seaview- 4km and 5.2km.

Viticulture: Hand pruned. Shoot thinned. Crop thinned. Yield: 2.5 tonnes per acre.

Alc/Vol: 14.2%

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