Cobaw Ridge
Syrah 2015
Macedon Range, Victoria

$55.00

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Style: Red: Silky, spice and mineral

Producer: Cobaw Ridge

Region: Macedon Ranges, Victoria

Grape: Syrah

Vintage: 2015

Soil: Decomposed granite

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: 20% new French oak

Alcohol: 13.7%

Glassware: Syrah Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: 100 % certified organic NASAA Vineyard, planted with two clones of Syrah PT 23  (planted in 1985) and sa 1654 (planted 1995). 10% whole bunch in base of fermenter and gently destemmed the balance on top. Given a little bit of extra working when fermenting for air. Most extensive barrel maturation of 24 months in similar oak to Pinot but also large format ( 500/700 Litre )  just small amounts of So2 added prior to bottling.  12 months or more time spent in bottle prior to release

A wonderful example of cool climate Australia Syrah. Fine spices and blue fruits. The palate if fine and elegant. Olive, smoke and essence of granite. Very mineral. Very special wine.

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Cobaw Ridge

Cobaw Ridge winery was established in 1985 by Alan and Nelly Cooper. Vines were planted on granitic, sandy soil in the cool climate Macedon Ranges, on the cusp of the Great Dividing Range at some 610m. Their positioning, in a natural amphitheatre, provides the perfect place to produce terroir-driven wines. 100% estate grown, they are now fully certified organic and biodynamic, something they are very proud of, and deservedly so.

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Review

Style: Red: Silky, spice and mineral

Producer: Cobaw Ridge

Region: Macedon Ranges, Victoria

Grape: Syrah

Vintage: 2015

Soil: Decomposed granite

Farming: Organic & Biodynamic

Oak: 20% new French oak

Alcohol: 13.7%

Glassware: Syrah Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: 100 % certified organic NASAA Vineyard, planted with two clones of Syrah PT 23  (planted in 1985) and sa 1654 (planted 1995). 10% whole bunch in base of fermenter and gently destemmed the balance on top. Given a little bit of extra working when fermenting for air. Most extensive barrel maturation of 24 months in similar oak to Pinot but also large format ( 500/700 Litre )  just small amounts of So2 added prior to bottling.  12 months or more time spent in bottle prior to release

A wonderful example of cool climate Australia Syrah. Fine spices and blue fruits. The palate if fine and elegant. Olive, smoke and essence of granite. Very mineral. Very special wine.

Sebastian Crowther MS