Kusuda Martinborough Syrah 2017 750ml
Kusuda 2017 Syrah - Winemaker's Notes:
Dates harvested: 27-28 April. Harvested by hand with rigorous selection
Sugar level (Brix): 19 – 21
Total Acidity: 5.5g
Vinification: 100% destemmed without crushing, cold soaked for 4 to 6 days. Fermented in open stainless-steel vats with pumping-over and hand plunging, total period of maceration for 27 to 29 days. Aged in French (25% new) oak barriques for 24 months. Unfined and bottled after coarse filtration.
Date of Bottling: 2. Aug.2019
Bottles produced: 2,282
Remarks: The weather changed in early summer to cooler days and then wetter in March. Two ex-tropical cyclones in the first half of April made us quite nervous but the fine, warm weather in the second half salvaged the vintage. The longest pre-harvest sorting (cut out diseased berries one by one from the bunches still hanging on the vines) ever carried out, for about 10 days. 17hl/ha.