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Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Moppity Vineyards Nouveau Syrah 2018

Moppity Vineyards under the stewardship of owners Jason and Alecia Brown has long been a brand to watch. Producing wines within a thoughtfully structured portfolio, the brand has gone from strength to strength over the ten or so years that I have been aware of it [see here and here for very early reviews on this site].

Further growth of the brand has been assured with the recent purchase of a vineyard in Canberra, off the Barton Highway, between Canberra and Murrumbateman. Expansion plans include planned plantings to 7.5ha, to include a range of new varieties and hero clones; Shiraz, Grenache, Cinsault, and Riesling. A winery is intended to follow, forming the hub for all three regions; Canberra, Hilltops and Tumbarumba - where wines are presently produced from.

This Nouveau Syrah carries the air of youth, the nouveau style writ large across the wine's aroma. Jam packed with vibrant fruit, the nigh yeasty undertow to proceedings.

Light, supple, a lick of spice drawn long across the palate. Juicy and fruit driven in the main, a light savoury aspect invoked by the spice. 

It's a style that goes well in Australia, the fruit without being over burdened by oak, sufficient to take a light chill (or rather be served at an appropriate temperature for our climes). 90 

Tasted on: Friday 6th September, a Leaf day
Source: Sample
Price: $30
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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