Vasse Felix Syrah 2022

Profile Fruity
Region Margaret River
Body Medium

Vasse Felix was established in 1967 and is the region's founding wine Estate. Unrivalled experience as a vigneron in Margaret River 'wine paradise', with its pristine isolation, ancient lands and twin oceans has led Vasse Felix to adopt organic principles across its four vineyards (NASAA Organic Certified). This builds upon the Estate's reputation for minimal intervention and 'small batch' winemaking, as an intuitive and quality-led progression to achieve Vasse Felix founder Dr Tom Cullity's original aim, 'to make the best possible wine'. All wines are Estate grown, made and bottled. Renowned for their elegance, finesse and balance, these wines tell of the vintage as experienced in Vasse Felix's Premier Vineyards.

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Tasting Notes

When to drink
Drink now, or up to 5 years
On the nose
Fresh bright raspberry fruit with wet forest floor and a few fresh mushrooms rising. Some cherry wood with a hint of hickory and fresh peet.
On the palate
Luscious entry with good polish building to a firm but fine dry finish. Lovely raspberry coulis with a few raspberry pip flavours linger on a fine, fresh, stemmy, mineral finish.
Product Notes
Our more southern spicy parcels of fruit and the percentage of carbonic maceration and whole bunch fermentation create our vibrant, complex and refreshingly drinkable Syrah style. A portion of the fruit was carefully tipped into oak vats as whole bunches. The vats were closed and filled with CO2 without a berry being touched for 7-9 days, causing an enzymatic fermentation in the uncrushed berry. The fruit was then foot stomped and allowed to complete fermentation with wild yeast. The balance of the fruit was fermented as whole berries without stems in Stainless Steel Fermenters with open lid and oxidative handling and only the wild yeast was allowed to ferment. The fermented small batches were pressed to only older French Oak Barriques for 12 months to ensure the wine retains its elegant fine fruit perfumes.