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There are but two winemakers who can lay claim to a staggering four Jimmy Watson Trophy victories. Wolf Blass was the man behind the label. John Glaetzer was the man behind Wolf Blass. While working for Wolf, Glaetzer was moonlighting on his own brand, applying the same extravagance of technique to the pick of Langhorne Creek fruit. Perfection in the form of black bramble fruit, muscular yet affable tannins, all framed by the luxury of ebony oak. Aspirants of the great Black Blass Label fables of 1974, 1975 and 1976, are privately advised to avail themselves of John's Blend, Cabernet or Shiraz. Crafted from the same parcels, in the same way, by the same hands, that collaborated to create, the most.. Timeless mystique of langhorne creek»
Dr Frederick Kiel would take the trek by paddle steamer from Melbourne every summer during the late 1800s to spend his summers at Sorrento. His children established a grazing station nearby, on a property acquired from the Baillieu family along Portsea Ocean Beach, ultimately planted to vineyards in 2000. These are the most extreme western longitudes of Mornington, the undulating paddocks and sweeping views of tempestuous Bass Strait are a magical place for growing Burgundesque styles of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, well protected north facing parcels of propitious free draining limestone and calcareous sands. The windswept maritime vineyards of little Portsea Estate yield the quality of Mornington that.. Mornington's westernmost vineyards»
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Innocent Bystander Syrah CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Viognier Yarra Valley Victoria
Very much in the style of a Rhône Syrah, aromatic, elegantly structured and suave, offering violet and white pepper notes, blueberries and soy over fine cherry tannins. Just a dash of Viognier imparts ethereal, teasing perfumes of honeysuckle and turkish delight. Fruit is hand picked from choice vineyards in the Pyrenees and Yarra Valley, treated to a course of old world style, whole berry ferments. Syrah is a great food wine, match with capsicum recipes and wild rice, the innocent bystander loves to feed!
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$287.00
The team at Innocent Bystander work with like minded growers to assemble the finest fruit. Components from great Victorian vineyards are determined each year to create a consistent style from one vintage to the next. Grapes are destemmed into small open fermenters, a deliberately small portion is incorporated as whole bunches. Treated to a cold maceration before a mainly wild vinification, ferments are plunged and drained regularly, while some experience a post ferment maceration to soften tannins. The wine is pressed, settled and gravity drained to a selection of exclusively French oak barriques and puncheons for malolactic and extended maturation.
Bright garnet red. A nose of orange zest and five spice, juniper and campari, cherry ripe, red summer berries, dark chocolates and cocoa. Firm bright tannins in support of brooding textures, wild blackberries and raspberry, a long savoury finish. Yarra fruit delivers spice and backbone while the Pyrenees contributes spiced plum and chocolate characters.
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Innocent Bystander create wines that are delicious expressions of what they love to make and to drink, perfect for exploring the iconic styles and varieties of Yarra Valley

Innocent Bystander dont make single vineyards wines, but they do know that great wines need great fruit, so they source the best grapes they can from some of the top vineyards in Yarra Valley. If theres a variety they want to make that doesnt grow well in the valley, they'll go to where the quality fruit is. Their winemaking team treat every parcel of fruit individually to ensure the outstanding varietal characters shine through in the finished product, showing off the very best of the region and sites they represent to make flavoursome, balanced and delicious wines.

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If Innocent Bystander cant make it great, they dont make it at all. Wines made of quality fruit with a soft touch, a vinification that includes hand picking, wild yeast and whole bunch ferments. Innocent Bystander are not judgemental about wine, they know there are people who love Moscato and bubbles as well as those searching for an exceptional Yarra Valley Pinot Noir. Innocent Bystander wines are best enjoyed with good company and great food, they are designed and made with sharing in mind. Created from the pick of Yarra Valley harvest and inspired by the classic styles that everyone loves, delicious!

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