Waning Crescent Syrah - 2019 - Brendon Keys
A complex, luscious nose – imagine a blackberry pie served with ice cream and sprinkled with Chinese five-spice powder and white pepper. Palate: a wine boasting a chalky tannic structure, and a long finish with fine bitter notes.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 12.8 %
- To drink from
- 2022 to 2028
"Waning Crescent" refers to the phase of the moon under which the vineyard parcel, which is farmed biodynamically, was harvested by hand. A single vineyard cuvée, the vines are certified biodynamic by Demeter and planted at Ngeringa Vineyards, 45 minutes east of Adelaide. Natural vinification: whole bunches are macerated three weeks, with indigenous yeasts, followed by gentle pressing, and maturation in barrels that have seen several wines. Neither filtered nor fined, with a microdose of sulphur at bottling. Only three barrels were produced.
Brendon Keys may have the look of an overgrown teenage skateboarder, but don’t be fooled – this is a vigneron to be taken seriously! Straight out of New Zealand, Brendon first developed his sensibility as a chef before falling into the barrel... or rather the cement egg – a vessel which he particularly values for the purity and richness it brings to his wines. After studying oenology back in...All wines
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