2017 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.”
Our quest to create a fine wine beacon for McLaren Vale means attention to the smallest details. Vineyard parcels are selected from our ‘artist’s palette’- the landscape of McLaren Vale- to capture aromatic spice, elegance and soft, silky texture; all underpinned by the generous flavours of McLaren Vale.
A blend of four vineyards. In the cellar, 20% 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, cool fermentation minimises over- extraction. Basket pressed to oak after 17 days fermentation. Matured in a mixture of new (40%) and older (60%) French oak puncheons (500L). Aged on fine lees with minimal sulphur additions. Bottled December 2017 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.
“...Fine silky texture...” Parker’s Wine Advocate. 94 pts.
“...Balance and symmetry...” James Halliday. 97 pts.
“One of the best vintages of the beauty” JancisRobinson.com. 18/20.
5 STAR WINERY Halliday.
“It is both powerful and metaculous as Bekkers' wines invariably are"
Campbell Mattinson, Winefront. 95 pts.