Kusuda Martinborough Syrah 2016 750ml
Dates harvested: 16-23 April. Harvested by hand with rigorous selection
Sugar level (Brix): 20 - 22
Total Acidity: 5.3g
Vinification: 94% destemmed without crushing, cold soaked for 6 to 8 days. Fermented in open stainless steel vats with pumping-over and hand plunging, total period of maceration for 25 to 29 days. Aged in French (22% new) oak barriques for 22 months. Unfined and bottled after coarse filtration.
Date of Bottling: 5.Mar 2018
Bottles produced: 2,617
Remarks: Extremely dry season again after the drought in 2015. Felt coolish in the vineyard through the year but the GDD is slightly higher than the average. Very low yield (less than 20hl/ha) resulted quite fragrant yet elegant wine.