2016
Luke Lambert
Syrah
Yarra Valley

2016
Luke Lambert
Syrah
Yarra Valley

The Syrah comes from what might be the coolest microclimate of the Yarra; the south-west sloping, Tibooburra Vineyard in the south-eastern corner of the Valley. Luke notes that 2016 was "one of the
warmest, dryest, earliest harvests in 10 years but this vineyard is so cool that it holds it's freshness and
perfume year in and year out."

To frame the wine and build tannin due to the warm vintage, Luke went higher in whole cluster, roughly 70%. He allows for wild yeast fermentation, stores in 4,000 liter foudre for approximately 11 months and does not fine or filter this wine.

Bold fruit and sunshine sweetness prevail but this Syrah still has tons of structure. Spice and a hint of gaminess show through as the wine opens up. As with his previous Syrah vintages, the 2016 once again proves that Luke's wines are unquestionably some of the greatest wines to come out of Australia and the wine world is a better place because of them.

  • Region: Yarra Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Syrah
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Vineyard: Tiooburra Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 15 years old
  • Soil Type: Red and Black Rocky Volcanic Soil with Granite
  • Oak: 11 months in old 4000 liter foudre
  • Production: 300 cases
Winery & Regional Information
YARRA VALLEY

A picture book region of terroir producing great wines, the Yarra Valley is a landscape of boundless beauty. This rustic wine region is situated an hour drive from the busy Melbourne Central Business District. It is also boasting with numerous rows of grapevines which are attractively planted on the massive tracts of its agricultural lands covering huge areas of hills... Learn More »

LUKE LAMBERT

YARRA VALLEY

In the liner notes to A Tribute to Jack Johnson, Miles Davis refers to guitarist John McLaughlin's playing as "far in." Those familiar with this record will know what Davis was alluding to; McLaughlin's playing was so natural that it had become indistinguishable from the music he was playing. If you know Luke Lambert and his wines then you will recognize this analogy. Refusing to slavishly follow the conventions and rituals of by-the-book winemaking, Luke Lambert crafts the kind of wine that his vineyards would want him to make; deep, wholesome and "far in".   Learn More »

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