2017 Francesca Grillo Collina Calcarea Syrah

Special & Pure.

A Syrah bearing my mothers name that expresses her softly spoken manners and in a style she orchestrated me to vinifi for her, think Saint-Joseph and Crozes. Grown on our home single vineyard in the Angaston Hills.
A true vino di tavola 640ml crown seal bottiglia di birra.

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Region Barossa
Sub-Region Angaston
Altitude 380 metres
Soil Clay loam over Limestone
Trellis System Single wire
Varietal Shiraz
Age of Vines 4 years
Alc/vol 12.9%
Closure Stelvin
Yield per Acre 800 kg
Treatment Planted in 2014 to 3 unique Barossa shiraz clones; Steinert Flaxman Valley, Tolley Nuriootpa & Stonewell Marananga these three achieved light, shade and comfort in its styling from the eastern hills, floor and western barossa sites that are now embedded at our Angaston Village home on a 380mt limestone enriched hill. Hand harvested 50% whole bunch naturally fermented pure fruit in open milk vats, pump over only and basket pressed matured in ex white Chardonnay Burgundian 300lt casks unfiltered hand gravity bottled.
Total Production 3000 x 640ml
Vintage Excellent winter rains and good fruit set was a good sign for a healthy vintage. Summer was mild to warm with a couple of rain events during January & February helped freshen things up leading into April harvest.
Style The nose is wonderfully bright and fresh – blackberry, subtle black pepper, meaty with sweet spices. The palate is soft with fine tannins, the fruit is lively and detailed with raspberries and blackcurrant, fresh and pure. The dark fruit rolls on with fine acidity.


The Winefront – Gary Walsh Jan 18

This is such a good drink, and versatile too. It can take a light chill, or you can take it more seriously. It’s spicy, meaty and quite purple, with blackberry, raspberry and blackcurrant, a succulence and juiciness, but layered with spice and a touch of bunchy greenery. Acidity is pure, fine and well-settled, and the tannin is firm enough to keep it straight, yet not lose its almost playful and supple edge. It’s a beautiful wine.