2019 Francesca Grillo Collina Calcarea Syrah

Special & Pure.

A Syrah bearing my mothers name that expresses her softly spoken manners in a style she orchestrated me to vinifi for her via her up bringing of a natural progression of zero sulfite dosage.
Vineyard ~ home vines located in the Angaston Hills at an altitude of 380mt that lays upon a thin soiled limestone ridge.
A true vino di tavola 750ml crown seal.

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Altitude380 metres
SoilClay loam over Limestone
Trellis SystemSingle wire
Age of Vines6 years
Yield per Acre900 kg
TreatmentPlanted 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 and basket pressed to ex white Chardonnay Burgundian 300lt casks, unfiltered and hand gravity bottled.
Total Production1500 x 750ml bottles
VintageLow winter rains and a dry season overall with fruit yields down 50%
StyleThe nose is wonderfully bright and fresh with blueberries, raspberries, violets and blackberry. The palate is delicate, tight but dense and finely structured. The fruit is lively and detailed with the aromatics flowing, fresh and pure.


The Winefront – Gary Walsh Nov 2019

Mamma mia! Layers of spice, rising bread dough and flowers over succulent blueberry and fresh blackberry. It’s medium-bodied, bursting with crushed blue and black fruit, even some red ones, silty and firm in tannin, fresh and peppery, cool in acidity, and very long on a meaty/spicy/perfumed finish. So vibrant and natural feeling. A brilliant expression of Eden Valley Shiraz.