Coates Shen Zin Bi Syrah 2012 3 PACK

About This Wine

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About This Wine

Sold in 1x3 packs only, these are super limited!

Shin Zen Bi signifies the crafting of a wine of little compromise with a focus on refined quality that has been an ongoing project for Duane Coates. The style intended was not bigger is better, with masses of fruit, oak and tannin produced in a heroic style best tackled in 30 years’ time. If an inspirational source could be named, it would be along the lines of Guigal La Turque, long ageing in new oak, structure with refinement, and expressive but not excessive fruit character.

The Syrah grapes for Shin Zen Bi were sourced from Willunga and Blewitt Springs vineyard locations at an average age of 50 years. Crushed and destemmed fruit was fermented for three weeks on skins using natural yeasts. Maturation was conducted in new Nadalie ‘Colbert’ and Seguin-Moreau ‘Grand Cru’ French oak barriques over 33 months. Post MLF racking the wine was only handled by gravity movement to protect the wine structure and provide gentle oxygen ingress. At 33 months elevage, the Shin Zen Bi Syrah was showing the desired tension of balance between fruit, oak and tannins and a single barrel blend was assembled. After a few weeks of gravity settling, the wine was individually hand bottled by Duane Coates with help from his father under double hand select natural cork. The traditional approach to Shin Zen Bi Syrah precludes the use of the additives and fining agents such as tannins, enzymes, egg, fish or milk products. Bottled unfined and unfiltered in December of 2014.

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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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