2023 Amphora




Inspired by the Beaujolais Nouveau of Domaine Lapalu, this 70/30 Syrah/Gamay split is all blue fruit… until you pop it into an amphora and then it’s aromatically blue fruit and terracotta. There’s a vibrant fleshy freshness of Syrah at the top with the energetic, buzzy raspberry lick of Gamay to finish, harkening back to the meatier, charcuterie and summer berries end of the Rhône experience. The amphora softens tannic edges and flavours leaving rounded balance. Not overly contemplative, just dangerously delicious. 70% Syrah from Murdoch Hill and 30% Gamay from Brackenwood. 100% whole bunch co-fermented 15 days then pressed to clay amphora for 10 months. Bottled unfiltered and unfined.