BRACKENWOOD SYRAH 2016

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BRACKENWOOD SYRAH 2016

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24 months in old oak.  Simply smokin’, enough black fruit and density to please drinkers of Shiraz from warmer climes, with enough white pepper and savoury fine tannin at the end of the line to please fans of cooler styles. This release sees a step up in concentration and length, amazing balance and detail.

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Brackenwood Vineyard

Biodynamic minimal intervention wines from a beautiful Adelaide Hills estate

Owner Damon Nagel started life as a sommelier in Adelaide, moving to London to further his wine education whilst working in top end dining restaurants.  Achieving success in London property, he would eventually return to Adelaide, purchasing the beautiful undulating Brackenwood farm in the early 2000s, first releasing wines from vintage 2005.

Winemaking is today overseen by Daniel Zuzolo, ex Primo Estate, with the stable offering interesting blends and lesser seen plantings of Barbera and Gamay alongside more traditional offerings such as Shiraz and Riesling. 

Growing and winemaking is strictly along biodynamic lines, with no additions bar minimal sulphur at bottling.  A pure set of releases very much at home alongside Felixir's European offerings, fun styles of personality with enough depth and interest to be taken seriously.