OLDENBURG VINEYARDS SERIES
COMPOSITION HARVEST TECHNICAL DATA MATURATION PRODUCTION
02 March 2016 at 24.1° Balling
ALC 14% | RS 2,3g/L | TA 5,6g/L | pH 3.38 14 months in 300L French oak barrels
23 778 bottles
WINEMAKING / MATURATION
Grapes were harvested and sorted carefully by hand, and cold-soaked for 3 days before fermentation was initiated. Pump overs were performed three times daily. Wines were matured for 14 months in 300L French oak barrels in 40% new oak.
The Syrah shows a medium purple colour, with a slightly pale rim. Shy at first, the wine opens up with delightful aromas of brambles, black wine gums and mulberries. A light, earthy hint of mushrooms as well as white pepper appears over time. Rosemary on the palate and an appealing hint of vanilla and liquorice create a stunning flavor profile. The tannins are fine but well- structured and interact with the acidity to produce a slightly spicy finish.
The 2016 vintage was a challenging one; warm conditions from the end of October through to late January restricting vine growth, leading to reduced bunch weights. The dry conditions helped ensure excellent grape quality, with smaller berry sizes bringing concentrated flavour and colour. Judicious irrigation and soils with excellent water holding capacity ensured our vineyards avoided water stress and helped us to produce another fantastic harvest.