Warm years are nothing new to Great Western, indeed it is the norm. We have been choosing to harvest earlier every year in the Garden Gully vineyard, this year was drastically different, being more than a month earlier than usual, however this provides a freshness and levity that belies the early season. Still, with its trademark old vine intensity, our aim is to ever build a prettier Garden Gully Syrah. Garden Gully vineyard is a 1892 planting of low yielding bush vines. Hand harvested and fermented as 100% whole bunches in a 500L puncheon with the head removed for 40 days. Pressed to one 400L puncheon and bottled after ten months unfiltered and unfined.
Winemakers Notes, Gary Mills - Jamsheed