Levantine Hill Syrah 2012
$80.00 – $912.00
A silky-smooth rendition of Shiraz, this wine is better suited to the old-world name Syrah. It is restrained and complex, providing layer after layer of earth, cedar, and currant in the traditional elegant style. Eminently drinkable now, our Syrah is expected to cellar well for up to 15 years.
Winner of 2014 Royal Adelaide Wine Show gold medal, 2014 Six Nations Wine Challenge gold medal and 2014 Annual Melbourne International Wine Competition gold medal.
A silky-smooth rendition of Shiraz, this wine is better suited to the old-world name Syrah. It is restrained and complex, providing layer after layer of earth, cedar, and currant in the traditional elegant style. Eminently drinkable now, our Syrah is expected to cellar well for up to 15 years. (Levantine Hill)
The Yarra Valley was Victoria’s first wine growing district with a history stretching back 170 years.
The Yarra Valley is now recognised as one of Australia’s foremost cool climate regions, capable of making classic styles from a wide range of varieties. It is known as the birthplace of Victoria’s wine industry.
The regional emphasis on the quality and flavour of wine has spread to the local produce grown in the same fertile soil and expertly tended. Expect fine contemporary fare and ambient dining in some of the most picturesque settings in Victoria. (Wine Australia)
There are many fantastic regions for Shiraz but the most historic area with a large repository of old vines is the Barossa Valley. Other well established regions for Shiraz in South Australia include McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Eden Valley. The cooler climate areas of Victoria such as Grampians, Heathcote, Yarra Valley and Nagambie Lakes produce varying styles but tend toward savory and medium-bodied. In New South Wales the cooler climate of Canberra District produces a restrained and aromatic style and The Hunter Valley is known for distinctive medium-bodied, savory and age-worthy wines.
Shiraz partners well with several other varieties. The classic blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre in varying proportions has a long tradition as does the Shiraz Cabernet blend. More recently co-fermenting a small proportion of Viognier with Shiraz has led to the trendy Shiraz Viognier style. (Wine Australia)