Shiraz or Syrah has paved its way in Oz as the most planted variety across most, if not all wine regions here in Australia. With styles ranging from medium body Northern Rhône Syrah styles seen as “Old World”, from cooler climates regions with a style of dark berries, floral bouquet often seen as lean and elegant to the high tannin “New World” bold Shiraz black pepper and spice often associated with the fruit concentrate.
There’s a bit of change going on at Clovely Estate. Former winemaker and CEO Luke Fitzpatrick has moved on and taking his place is Sarah Boyce and Stefano Radici. The change doesn’t stop there with the label and logo getting a little shake up here, and I like it!
Here’s another textural delight from Ray Costanzo. Small white flowers and citrus aromas spill from the glass. There’s a sprinkle of spice with a wash of lemon juice at the death, but that lingering textural thing Ray has perfected with some of his white wines sits pretty well.