2017 Ekleipsis 'Swan Swan H'
Grown on a steep single hectare vineyard on the limestone soils of Omihi. Organically farmed. 2017 was a beautiful year for growing grapes until rain threatened in Autumn. We picked this fruit clean and early to make a bright expressive fresh wine. Hand-picked and then the whole bunches were put inside a single fermenter and blanketed with CO2. On skins for 28 days whilst doing its wild carbonic ferment. Then pressed off and fermented dry in two used French oak barriques, but without malolactic occurring. Bottled without sparging- allowing natural CO2 to remain. No
Sulphur added. Crisp crunchy Syrah with a richer finish than you’d expect. Smells like Greek perfume- tobacco, cinnamon, black olive, smoky meat and oregano. Best drunk slightly chilled rather than dabbed behind the ears.
ALC - 11.7%
Bottled in 6pks
Total SO2 – 5ppm