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Foxcroft Wine Co.

NC- Ngeringa "Iluma Vineyard" Syrah

NC- Ngeringa "Iluma Vineyard" Syrah

Regular price $59.00 USD
Regular price $69.99 USD Sale price $59.00 USD
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Ngeringa stands as one of Australia's pioneering certified biodynamic and regenerative vineyards, perched on the slopes of Mount Barker Summit in the Adelaide Hills. The wines produced at Ngeringa are meticulously crafted from estate-grown grapes, handpicked and fermented with wild yeast. These wines embody finesse and expressiveness, serving as a true reflection of our vibrant and wholesome terroir.

Vineyard notes: On the northern slope of the Mount Barker summit, at an altitude of 420m, is the Iluma Vineyard, home of Ngeringa’s “most inspiring and exciting fruit”. The majority of their Syrah and Viognier is planted here, facing west on a lean, textured soil of micaceous schist and ironstone over clay on the Nairne terroir (2km from the other Ngeringa sites). Certified biodynamic; no chemical sprays in the vineyards.

Winemaking: The Syrah is made nearly identically to their single vineyard pinot noir: hand-harvested into small 15kg crates and mostly destemmed into small batch fermenters, with a small percentage whole bunches placed in the bottom of each fermenter. The grapes are gently plunged by hand or feet around two times per day for a long extraction that last for two to three weeks. The syrah is pressed into new (40%) French oak barriques and left in barrel to mature for 11 months. A small dose of sulfur is added at blending, just prior to bottling. No enzymes, no fining, no filtration.

 

"Abundant aromas of dark cherries, plums, violets and allspice with musky rose amid Ngeringa Syrah’s classic blueberry and hints of green peppercorn. Medium-bodied but full flavoured. Very present, approachable silky tannins, fabulous length and potential to age well into the next decade."
-Winemaker Notes

 

Standard Retail Price: $69.99 per bottle
Foxcroft Online Price: $59 per bottle
 
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