Coates Reserve Syrah 2018

About This Wine

The Reserve Syrah is Coates premium release for Syrah and is only made in years of exceptional character; The Reserve has previously only been made in 2008, 2012 and 2016. Fruit is sourced from a single vineyard that average 30 years in age in the Willunga district of McLaren Vale.

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About This Wine

The Reserve Syrah is Coates premium release for Syrah and is only made in years of exceptional character; The Reserve has previously only been made in 2008, 2012 and 2016. Fruit is sourced from a single vineyard that average 30 years in age in the Willunga district of McLaren Vale.

The hand-picked Syrah grapes were fermented for eight weeks on skins using natural yeasts. A small amount (10%) of whole bunch fruit was included in the ferment to add lift and complexity to the ferment. Maturation was performed in 70% new and 30% second use French oak. A single gravity feed racking and regular topping are the only time the wine is disturbed post Malo with 20 months spent in wood. Several barrel classifications are required before settling on a final blend of just four barrels. Bottling date is determined when the tannin and oak balance feel right, with a further year spent in bottle prior to release. The traditional approach used to make The Reserve Syrah precludes the use of the additives and fining agents such as tannins, enzymes, egg, fish or milk products. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in January of 2020.

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Man of many talents; Duane Coates bases himself in McLaren Vale, though his winery is in the Adelaide Hills, however he sources from all over South Australia. Having spent time in Burgundy, Rhone and Portugal his wines pay homage to the old world styles he has come to love. Still being true to Australia's climate, he has explored which grapes suit his terroir in a pragmatic, transparent way. 

Beautiful fragrant classics, some slightly left of field reds and certain enjoyment make Coates wines a no brainer. 

Duane Coates is, by his own admission, a ‘heart over head’ winemaker. Inclined to make wine from almost any interesting parcel of fruit made available to him. For Duane, making great wine is not about business decisions; it’s about curiosity, passion, and a little bit of folly.

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