Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Colour : Medium, vivid red with purple rim. Clear hue.
Aroma: Bright strawberries, white pepper, rose with granitic lift
Palate : Fresh red berries and strawberries that light up the front palate. Clean juicy mid palate that leads to subtle yet long succulent tannin finish
Food Match: Tapas, classic simple pizzas, light pasta’s
The 2009 vintage sees a shift in style for the Synthesis (Grenache/Mataro/Shiraz). The 2009 vintage displays more ‘Pinot-like’ qualities than your traditional Barossa Grenache based wine. The vintage lent itself to wines with bright, floral aromatics and leaner yet powerful palates. The 09 Synthesis consists of 60% Grenache, 35% Mataro and 5% Shiraz. Whole berry and partial whole bunch fermentation, gentle hand plunging, two weeks of skin contact, basket pressing, lees aging in mature French oak and no filtration all play their part in this invigorating, modern interpretation of Barossa GMS. This is a medium bodied red that is a perfect match with light/medium foods and moderate temperature days. Easily lasts 4-5 days in an opened bottle and currently looks its best on the third.
1920 bottles filled
The wine is a 60%/35%/5% blend, the colour good, the bouquet aromatic and fragrant, with spice, small red fruits and a touch of Turkish delight, the light- to medium-bodied palate long and balanced. It will sail through the next 5 years.
James Halliday - 2012 Australian Wine Companion