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Sami-Odi 'Hoffman Dallwitz' Syrah 2019, Barossa, Australia

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Country
australia
Region
barossa-valley
Type
RED
Producer
SAMI-ODI
Grape
Shiraz, syrah
Vintage
2019

Tasting Notes

A heroic, dense and muscular rendition of the Hoffmann’s sun-drenched Eben-Ezer earth. Laced together from the two oldest sections within the Hoffmann family's vineyard, planted on their own roots in 1927 (0.31 Hectare) & the oldest vines between 1888 & 1912 (0.775 Hectare) with a thimble from the neighboring Eric’s Corner planted in 1996 (0.39 Hectare). These 19 Burgundian Pièces were carefully assembled and bottled amidst the spring of 2020 after enduring their 81-week elevage. Bottles were filled without filtration, fining or sparging (the removal of naturally occurring oxygen & C02) and all transfers were completed via gravity prior to bottling.

More Info

  Fraser McKinley marches to the beat of his own drum. It might not even be a drum.  A Kiwi who originally trained as an architect, Fraser worked for Barossa legend Torbreck before setting out on his own. Working exclusively with just four rows of Syrah from some of the oldest plantings in the Barossa, Fraser believes in as little intervention as possible in the winery, as well as working with the lunar cycle. Whole bunch pressing, minimal handling and no acid additions, minimal SO2, and not until long after primary fermentation has completed. No pumps, all wine moved and bottled by gravity alone, and no fining or filtration either, and solely old oak – strictly Burgundy barrels. These are the sort of wines that stop you in your tracks: powerful, but balanced, with depth and complexity that put them on par with the very best Australia has to offer.

FROM THE PRESS

"If Abel Gibson is taking Barossa reds to a new, brighter place, then Fraser McKinley is heading in an altogether darker, more Gothic direction with deep, brooding, dense expressions of old-vine Shiraz. Iconoclastic (Fraser's not afraid to blend two vintages if it makes a better wine) and superbly packaged." ”

Max Allen Jancisrobinson.com

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