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Pyren Little Ra Ra Rouge, Pyrenees, Victoria 2021

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An isolated patch of earth surrounded by state forest, farmland and the ever changing sky. Planted in 1999, established by brothers Brian & Kevyn Joy, and currently operated day to day by Graeme Miles in the Vineyard, and Leighton Joy in the winery. Pyren is planted to Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot.

The house style is to meld the expression of very high quality fruit with integrity and artistic freedom. The endeavour to fine tune the best style for Pyren's fruit is a continuous one that knows no bounds.

Winemaker: Leighton Joy

Farming: Certified Organic

Varieties: 84% Shiraz / 8% Nero d’Avola / 5% Sangiovese / 3% Cabernet Franc

Terroir: Pyren’s estate vineyard is farmed organically (uncertified); its sedimentary soils rich with quartz formations. Red/brown clay loam feature across the property, with the most elevated vines growing in shallow soils over sandstone and schist formations. Alluvial clay silt is evident at lower elevation, albeit with consistent quartz stone laced throughout. Pyren is planted exclusively in an E/W orientation, providing invaluable shade to both fruit and earth in the warmest part of the day.

Winemaking:  Hand-picked and fermented with native yeast. The shiraz component consists largely of pressings from fruit that has seen only a few hours of skin contact. Fermented in stainless steel and rested in 400L French barrels for 5 months prior to racking and blending with tank-aged other grapes. Bottled unfiltered

Tasting Notes: Pale ruby in color. Aromatic and fragrant, with notes of wild red raspberry, lavender, balsamic, and rhubarb. The palate is juicy and tart, with lightly grippy tannins and crushed velvet texture. Complex yet utterly drinkable. “Moreish”, as the Australians say!

Production Size: 128 Cases