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2010
Sami-Odi
'MCMXII' Syrah
Barossa Valley

2010
Sami-Odi 
'MCMXII' Syrah 
Barossa Valley

This wine comes from his long-term growing project, a vineyard owned by long-time Barossan family Hoffmann.The Hoffmann’s are the growers, out towards Ebeneezer, and they’ve got 108 acres with different vineyards on the land. The famed Dallwitz vineyard has been owned by them since the 1940s. The soils are really rich and red. McKinley explains ’2006 was when I approached the Hoffmann’s about looking after a small part of their vineyard. So we just sectioned off 4 rows of young vineyard (1995), which kept me busy on a Sunday. I started pruning, shoot thinning and crop thinning. I worked my plot with organics, knowing that spray drift would be an issue, but felt this was best anyway. I looked to get a balanced crop with consistent even ripening. I did this in ’07 and ’08, then on the basis of these practices, Adrian and Jeff Hoffmann decided to farm this way too’. The number of rows has since increased for McKinley’s wines and in 2010 the Hoffmann’s produced their whole first crop organically from this vineyard. A coup for young McKinley, but a partnership is how he likes to think of it.

  • Region: Barossa Valley
  • Varietal: 100% Syrah
  • Vintage: 2010
  • Vineyard: Dalwitz Eben-Ezer Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 103 years old
  • Viticulture: Organic
  • Yield: 1 ton per acre
  • Soil Type: Red Clay with Ironstone
  • Production: 96 cases produced
Winery & Regional Information
BAROSSA VALLEY

With a rich history dating back to 1847, a profound and unique Silesian (German) influence, the Barossa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions of South Australia and, indeed, Australia. The region is now rightly asserting not only its importance to the wine industry but the inestimable value of its storehouse of century-old vines and historic wineries. Learn More »

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BAROSSA VALLEY

The Barossa is the home of shiraz in Australia. It is a place that saw most of the country's famous Shiraz come to life. A lot of truly spectacular wines have emerged from this region. However, more recently there has been one man who is doing his own thing, pushing for ever-more pure and balanced wines: Fraser McKinley. Learn More »

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