The Seville is sourced from the Syme-on-Yarra vineyard, nestled in the foothills of the cool southern vales of the Yarra Valley. Here the soils are grey loam with seams of deep red, volcanic clay. Under Stewart Proud’s superb vineyard management. Syme-on-Yarra has certainly come a long way and this is reflected in the quality of this wine. Originally planted in the mid-1990’s, the vineyard sits around 420 feet above sea level.
This was handpicked, fermented with a high proportion of whole bunches for 40 days and no additions other than a small amount of sulfur dioxide at picking and bottling. It was then aged in older French barrels before being bottled unfiltered and unfined. Alc/vol. There is a ubiquitous amaro character to this site and low SO2 and high whole bunch really brings it out. It is a taste of St. Joseph in the Yarra.
The 2014 is probably the best ‘drink now’ of Gary’s four single vineyard offerings – open and seductive with plummy and blackcurrant fruit as well as some smoked Indian spices and crushed rocks. There’s some fresh, leafy notes tagging along nicely with an expansive mouthfeel as well as some pippy tannins keeping everything lively and driving the perfumed finish.
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