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2016 Streicker Bridgeland Block Syrah

2016 Streicker Bridgeland Block Syrah

Blend

100% Syrah

Vineyard

Bridgeland Vineyard, Karridale

Winemaking Note

Roughly half the block was hand-picked and de-stemmed, with the berries left uncrushed to preserve the natural fruit perfumes and allow for slow, controlled tannin and flavour extraction. A third of the stalks yielded from the destemming processes were added back to the must to promote extraction of spicier flavours and more savoury fruit characters and textures. 4 days later the other half of the block was hand-picked and de-stemmed, with the berries left un-crushed to preserve the natural fruit perfumes and allow for slow, controlled tannin and flavour extraction. The ferments were kept cold and pumped over twice a day for 8 days. The still-fermenting wines were then gently separated from their skins and allowed to finish ferment in a mix of old and new Burgundian-style oak barrels. The wines were then aged separately in oak for 14 months before bottling.

Vintage Conditions

The 2016 vintage season in Margaret River was generally warm and dry up to the third week in January. The relatively dry winter combined with a warmer growing season corresponded to vines achieving good shoot lengths and making the transition from vegetative growth to fruiting growth a little earlier than normal; a great feature for fruit quality. Our dry growing season was quenched on 19th March, 2016 with 50mm of rain, enough to wash the dust off the vine leaves, top up the dry soil profiles and carry the vines through to full ripeness. The resulting wines are fragrant with succulent natural acidities, lovely textures and intense aromatic lift.

Aroma

Blossoms, pepper, meat spice and cinnamon. 

Palate

Rich and voluptuous entry of black and red fruit, balanced with flavours of white pepper, plums and cloves. A bright yet powerful finish of cocoa nib and rose water.

Cellaring

Up to 8 years, however we enjoy it now.

Alcohol

14%

Accolades

95/100 - Halliday Wine Companion 2021

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Shiraz
Vineyard Designation
Bridgeland Block
Alcohol %
14
James Halliday
95
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Made from fruit off our coolest vineyard, this wine is an elegant style of Shiraz. In colour it is deep purple with rich red streaks and spicy aromas of glazed pears. Cinnamon and cloves form an underlay to darker aromas of raspberry jam, baked orange rind and white pepper.The palate is bright and spicy, with hints of leather, forest floor, cracked allspice and dark chocolate forming a complex medley to fine grained layers of tannin and textures of bay leaf, black olives and spiced apricots. The finish is long and dark, with fresh tones of white pepper and citrus blossom left lingering.
Ratings
95/100 - James Halliday
Awards
GOLD - Wine Show of WA
Vineyard Notes
The 2015 to 2016 vintage season in Margaret River was generally warm and dry up to the third week in January 2016. The relatively dry winter combined with a warmer growing season corresponded to vines achieving good shoot lengths and making the transition from vegetative growth to fruiting growth a little earlier than normal; a great feature for fruit quality. Our dry growing season was quenched on 19th March, 2016 with 50 mm of rain, enough to wash the dust of the vine leaves, top up the dry soil profiles and carry the vines through to full ripeness. The resulting wines are fragrant with succulent natural acidities, lovely textures and intense aromatic lift.
Production Notes
The 2015 to 2016 vintage season in Margaret River was generally warm and dry up to the third week in January 2016. The relatively dry winter combined with a warmer growing season corresponded to vines achieving good shoot lengths and making the transition from vegetative growth to fruiting growth a little earlier than normal; a great feature for fruit quality. Our dry growing season was quenched on 19th March, 2016 with 50 mm of rain, enough to wash the dust of the vine leaves, top up the dry soil profiles and carry the vines through to full ripeness. The resulting wines are fragrant with succulent natural acidities, lovely textures and intense aromatic lift.