2018 Signature ‘Old China Hand’ Syrah

Sidewood’s inaugural release of our Old China Hand Syrah a single clone, single-vineyard shiraz grown at our Ironstone Road vineyard in Echunga.
The flinty, iron-rich, free-draining soils at Ironstone are perfectly suited to cool-climate Shiraz.
Ironstone has seven shiraz clones. Each carefully managed to provide low yields, and each producing unique flavors and characteristics.
Block Four was one of two blocks chosen from the 2018 vintage for an individual release with 2,202 bottles produced from 6 carefully selected barrels.
Handpicked, partial whole bunch with extended maceration. Twelve months in French oak – 30% new.
Enticingly bright berry flavors of, mulberry, raspberry and blueberry lead to a mouthwatering clean finish.

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