Innocent Bystander Yarra Valley Syrah 2015 75cl

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Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Brand Innocent Bystander
Grape Variety Syrah
Size 75cl
ABV 13.5%
Closure Type screwcap
Vintage 2015
Maturity Drink Now
Food Match Serve with grilled fillet of Venison or, for a real treat, Kangeroo. Also pairs well with hard cheeses.
Style Rich and Smooth

100% hand picked fruit. This wine is principally from the Sexton and Tarraford Vineyards. With a contribution from Lone Star Creek Vineyard on the Upper Yarra basalt soils. Whole bunches were used on batches at varying percentages based on fruit structure and source. The overall blend incorporates 40% whole bunches to bring out perfumes.

100% matured in French oak, barriques and puncheons. The separate batches of wine completed natural malolactic fermentation. Time in oak: 12 months (French oak).

"Serial winner, vintage by vintage, of show awards, this winning gold at the Yarra Valley Wine Show in '16, matured in french oak. It has very good hue and depth, it gets you attention from the first whiff, the first sip. The black fruits have special texture and structure, demanding you take the next mouthful before finishing the first, the tannins also add to both flavour (spicy) and texture (fine, persistent)." Halliday Wine Companion, 95 points.

Country Of Origin: Australia
The idea behind Innocent Bystander is to produce great value, food friendly wines that are not your run of the mill varietal blends. Taking fruit from various sources in Central Victoria (in particular Sangiovese, Shiraz, Pinot Gris and Viognier) the team at Innocent Bystander is inspired to utilize and showcase the natural qualities of each region in their unique blends.

As a group of winemakers and viticulturalists who eschew the bland direction and market dominance increasingly exerted by the large corporate winemaking groups, the folks behind these wines see themselves as innocent bystanders. They remain accountable to their craft, not shareholders.

Country Of Origin: Australia

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