2018 Avani ‘The Earth’ Syrah

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Year 2018

Producer Avani

Region Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Variety Syrah

Alcohol 13.5%

Size 750ml

Serving temperature 18*20°C

Type Red

Pairing It will shine when served as an aperitif or a companion to first courses. Pair-worthy with raw seafood.

Perfume, crunchy red fruits. White pepper on nose. It has silky texture with balanced natural acidity, fine tannins and a very long finish.

Winemaking Wild yeast fermentation, aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, unfinned & unfiltered

Avani is a Sanskrit word that means ‘the earth’.

They are a boutique winery and vineyard producing premium cool-climate wines on the Mornington Peninsula. Adopting a minimal intervention approach, we create wines of character which best express their site and growing season.

Minimal intervention winemaking is about reducing extractions and additions throughout the winemaking process. Our wines are made using indigenous yeast ferments, no fining, no filtration and minimal sulphur.

Avani Syrah is their estate wine, made exclusively from grapes grown on our vineyard in Red Hill South. We use no chemicals or pesticides in our vineyard. Our practices focus on soil health, the protection of indigenous microbes and creating an environment of ecological self-sufficiency in our property. This creates low alcohol wines with great texture, intensity, and integration of flavours.

Their Amrit range showcases Mornington Peninsula vineyards in Main Ridge and Shoreham, which use conventional agricultural practices. These wines (Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay) are made in a classic style. They also experiment with new grapes and winemaking approaches in their limited release vintages (skin-contact Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Sauvignon Blanc).