2015 BEKKERS Syrah
"Nothing we have seen overseas has diminished our conviction that McLaren Vale is capable of producing unique, world-class wines and we aim to be an emblem for the region.”
2015 Bekkers, McLaren Vale Syrah
In the cellar, 18% whole bunches are added to the fermenter and the remaining fruit is gently destemmed (not crushed) and sorted to remove any shrivelled berries. Cold soaked for 5 days prior to the beginning of natural fermentation (no yeast added.) Gentle pump overs (no plunging) minimise over-extraction of aggressive tannin. Basket pressed to oak after 17 days in fermenter. Mixture of new (40%) and older (60%) French oak puncheons (500L). Aged on fine lees with minimal sulphur additions. Bottled December 2016 sans filtration.
Screw cap | 14.5% abv.
Wine style objective: Soft, fine, silky texture. Dark/red fruit flavour profile accompanied by attreactive spice. Purposefully made to avoid overt, syrupy concentration or oversue of oak. Capture McLaren Vale intensity; tempered by silky texture, elegance and spice characters.
We believe that the textural element holds the key to fine wine.
"...Makes the marriage of intensity and elegance seem simple..."
James Halliday. 98 pts.
Huon Hooke. 96 pts.
5 STAR WINERY