2016 Michael Hall Eden Valley Syrah, Flaxman's Valley
The Naimanya vineyard sits high in the Eden Valley at 520 metres altitude, on the south-west fringe of the tiny sub-region known as Flaxman Valley. The soils are sandy loam, gravel and quartz over clay. Its altitude and soil structure allow a long, slow ripening season typically generating marked spice and floral characters.
Fair winter rains and a warm first week of September promoted early budburst. A hot summer was broken by rain mid-february and cool temperatures thereafter. The very small crop was picked on 4th April, all destemmed, fermented in closed puncheon and open fermenter. Matured in Frech Oak (25% new) for 20 months. Unfiltered.
40 magnums produced.