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Archive for July, 2015

Wine Front Wine Review – Syrahmi Mourvedre 2013

From Greenstone Vineyard in Heathcote. Wendouree cuttings were used to propagate the site. Mark Walpole does the touching of the vines. ’This isn’t about making mourvedre like in Bandol, I want pretty, blue fruits, freshness’, offers winemaker Adam Foster. It’s 40% whole bunch, ferments naturally, plunged every few days to not work the extraction, ‘to […]

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Wine Front Wine Review – Syrahmi ‘Dreams’ Shiraz 2012

The wine is named for the Radiohead song, ‘Nice Dream’, as, ‘off the back of 2011 everything in 2012 just worked; also, it was always a dream of mine to release a wine with three years of age, which I couldn’t do before’, says winemaker Adam Foster. Winemaking is about 35% whole bunch, free run […]

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Wine Front Wine Review – Syrahmi 130% “Smoke On The Water” 2013

It’s made from shiraz and the label lets you know, creatively (styled like a record), that it is from clone 2626 and picked 07.03.2013. The 130% is a curiosity too, ‘I wanted to go more than 100% whole bunch’, says winemaker Adam Foster, quizzically, ‘I had three tonnes of this one clone of this shiraz, […]

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Wine Front Wine Review – Syrahmi La La 2009

“Working in the Rhone and seeing the power of the fruit in Heathcote, I saw more power, pound for pound, than Hermitage and Cote Rotie. I wondered if the fruit quality, not terroir, not vine age, but weight and power, could stand up to 100% new oak and then not make that a feature”. The […]

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Wine Front Wine Review- Demi by Syrahmi Shiraz 2014

Adam Foster is chef-turned-sommelier-turned-winemaker and seems to be really finding some glide to his stride. This is sourced from the Greenstone Vineyard in Heathcote, sees some whole bunch in the ferment and is sent to mostly older oak. Great drinking here. Has glossiness to texture, a gossamer feel from satiny tannins, yet a strictness that […]

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