2020 Sigurd Syrah09965
WINEMAKER: Dan Graham
REGION: Barossa Valley, SA
"The best Syrah we've made since our conception,a classic Syrah with a lovely mix of blue fruits and mulberry, and a hint of cedary oak holding it all together. For the Barossa, this is bright and balanced without being blousy and the fruit concentration follows through on the palate with a firm and silky tannin profile.
A 14 day ferment with around 30% whole bunch with a small addition of whole bunch Viognier (around 5%). Fermented in 1000L vats, pressed to a mix of used French oak hogsheads and 20% new french oak from Cognac forests with a very light toast as to not impact the fruit, elevage was for about 14 months and then bottled. A small amount of sulfur just before bottling. The block of Syrah is just outside of Williamstown I have been leasing it since 2014 and running it organically, alongside the addition of a new Syrah block from the block in Ebenezer. On sand and clay, it always shows brightness of fruit with soft delicate tannin profile."
Sigurd is the dream-come-reality label of up-and-comer winemaker Daniel Graham. Based upon Daniel's Norwegian family history, Sigurd personifies everything that is exciting about young and rising talent from South Australian Winemakers - passionate, under-the-radar and committed to making animated interesting and experimental wines. Dan is based in the Barossa Valley and has farmed a small site for the last few years. He also works closely with growers across south Australia producing wines with texture and immense drinkability.