The fruit was grown by the Chalmers family on the Mt Camel Ranges in Northern Heathcote. The Cambrian soils are made up of decomposed Ironstone,Dolerite, Jasper and Green Basalt and the vines are farmed using organic and sustainable principles.
This year’s offering consists of 100% Syrah
The Syrah variety is called Paiko Selection and is somewhat of an anomaly as it Is grown on it’s own rootstock. The vines are young, 11 years, which I think helps give the fruit it’s vibrancy and freshness.
This is (intentionally) a very un-Australian Syrah. Its light (for Syrah), vibrant and complex and has loads of crunchy blue and red fruit. It also has amazing depth with mouth-watering acidity and freshness that is on another level.
I think the 2020 may be the most compelling version of this wine to date. It is so very expressive and the architecture is just incredible. It has density without weight giving structure that is on another level ! I am very very happy with this one.