Basil Winterbourn, father of Sidewood founder Cassandra, is renowned for his love of rich reds and owning the world’s largest tyre services operation for the mining industry. His ‘full flavoured’ life and adventures across the world in some of the ‘hairiest’ places imaginable deserves a fascinating, complex and balanced wine, The ‘Tyre Fitter’ Syrah. A memorable wine loaded with personality. A single clone (Savii19), single vineyard shiraz grown from the free draining, mineral rich soils of Sidewood’s Ironstone Road vineyard in Echunga, Adelaide Hills.
Complex, characteristically cool-climate, red fruit predominant complemented by mulberry, allspice, leather and fresh cardamom. Stylish use of French Oak have given the wine power but softened by round, chalky tannins.
Only 3,250 bottles produced