The Unyielding Elgin Syrah 2019
Bright ruby colour, hints of small red and dark berry fruits on the nose with a touch of spice and a whiff of new oak. The palate is intensely vibrant and elegant, with a good clean acidity and flavours of blueberry, violet and morello cherry. Subtle tannins, a balanced mouthfeel shall allow this wine to develop nicely over the next 8-10 years.
Produced in finite volumes of intensely elegant flavoured grape clusters which create a wine of extreme focus; The Unyielding is named on account of the low yields harvested in the vineyard.
|Brand Group||Richard Hilton Vineyards Syrah|
|Other||100% de-stemmed and crushed with zero addition of sulphur, left to cold soak for 48-72 hours, and fermented with indigenous yeast at temperatures between 18-30 celsius for 8 days, pumped over twice a day. After alcoholic fermentation one of the two tanks made was pressed and the wine pumped in to fill up the remaining tank where it was left on its skins for 3 weeks, before being pressed and racked into barrel for full natural malolactic fermentation in small French oak barrels.
Small French oak barrels, 60% NEW, for 16 months – no fining or filtration.
|Ageing||When drinking now, decant 1-2 hours before required and serve into large stemware.
Optimum drinking 2022 - 2028
Maximum cellaring potential 2030
- Range: Richard Hilton Vineyards Syrah