Route de Saint-Clar Syrah 2020
Route de Saint-Clar is the first wine produced by Saint-Clar Estate, our small family-owned vineyard at Macclesfield in the Adelaide Hills.
The name encapsulates our eclectic journey to France and back, with various sojourns along the way. This wine is the culmination of our many experiences abroad and we hope it can now accompany you on your own adventures.
Harvested when flavour ripe, this Shiraz was fermented with the inclusion of 16% whole bunches for a period of 8 days with gentle pump-overs before being pressed and transferred to barrel for malo lactic fermentation and then maturation. The wine was matured in French Oak for a period of 10 months with approximately 15% new oak. The wine was then bottled to capture the floral aromatics and fresh fruit characters as tasted in the vineyard.
This wine shows elegance and vibrancy- fresh cherry and blueberry fruit aromas, floral notes with hints of spice and background pepper. The wine is medium bodied, shows bright fruit and freshness on the palate with a nice backbone of acidity, fine tannins and a lingering finish.
Winemaker: Renae Hirsch