Jones Road Syrah 2016 (12 x 750mL), Mornington Peninsula,VIC.

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The near perfect 2016 vintage conditions saw our small patch of Shiraz ripen evenly, with great consistancy throughout each row. We crop at very low level, not exceeding 2 tons per acre. This is achieved by cane-pruning and using VSP trained canopy to ensure as much sunlight into ripen the fruit and prevent disease pressure. The shoots are thinned to create even spacing along the cordon. At veraison the leaves on the southern side are removed to help ripen the berries.

We destem the bunches into small open fermenters with daily plunging through ferment before being pressed to tank. After settling the juice was aged in varying aged French barriques. After ferment the wine was left on lees for 10 months with occasional stirring. Secondary, malolactic fermentation was late retaining the required dark fruit notes in the wine. The wine was prepared for bottling in March 2015 without fining and only minimal filtration to protect purity and complexity.

VIC - Mornington Peninsula

Winery Tasting Notes

The wine, a rare treat for us at Jones Road, is deeply coloured and has a range of ripe dark berry and plum fruits with plenty of cool-climate pepper and spice. Tannins are fine and the finish is juicy, fresh and well balanced. It is approachable to drink now and will build further spice and savoury complexity if cellered for up to ten years.

VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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The Frewer family established Jones Road vineyard in 1997 at Somerville on The Mornington Peninsula overlooking Westernport Bay. The maritime climate of this region produces some of Australia's best cool climate wines because of the late ripening, the fertile soil and careful vineyard management.

Since those early days we have secured lease on 2 other vineyards here on The Peninsula. One on the Port Phillip side, close to the water and the other at Balnarring near the Westernport Bay. This has increased our vineyards to 60 acres. With these extra parcels of fruit it gives the winemakers an opportunity to blend from the different sites, mixing different terroirs.

Matt, the vineyard manager has gained recognition for his attention to detail and care of his vines. This has lead to other vineyards requesting his advice and operational skills. He is now caring for another six vineyards on The Peninsula.

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