Attollo Syn 2017
The Attollo Syn 2017 is a Cabernet Sauvignon, Touriga Nacional, Grenache blend. The Syn was made from a combination of Wilyabrup Subregion Margaret River Cabernet, Donnybrook Subregion Geographe Touriga and Crooked Brook Subregion Geographe Grenache. This combination of such “uncommon friends” is truly Synful, however also represents a beautiful Synergy of elements, where in combination they shine brightest.
The 2017 growing season was a very cool season, with mild even ripening and a very lucky warm dry finish. Cyclonic rains in January gave an unseasonal drink to the vines, which resulted in great freshness and higher than average yields. Thankfully, the growing season extended with the driest April on record, with moderate perfect ripening temperatures. 2017 started out cool and ended up being mild and long, with fresh moderately flavoured reds with fine savoury tannin. Bird pressure was insignificant as well- which was a first.
The blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Touriga and 3% Grenache. The Cabernet provides perfume, red and black fruits, brooding power, upfront sweetness and back palate structure. The Touriga adds depth to the midpalate and sweetness and a savoury edge to the tannins, plus a slight spice from whole bunch inclusion. The Grenache completes the blend, with a high note fruit and a fine chalky tannin to finish.
The Pusey Road Wilyabrup Cabernet Sauvignon was hand harvested on the 18th April 2017 at 13.2 Baume and destemmed to a stainless steel open fermenter and wild fermented and left on skins for one month before being basket pressed to barrel and matured for 18 months. The Donnybrook Touriga was hand harvested on 20th April 2017 at 13.9 Baume and open fermented with 18% whole bunch inclusion. After two weeks, the touriga was basket pressed to old puncheons, where it was matured for 18 months. Lastly the Grenache was hand harvested on 11th April 2017 at 13.65 baume and was destemmed and cold soaked for 1 week, before a wild ferment . The Grenache was left on skins for 6 weeks before it was basket pressed to kegs, where it was matured on lees for 18 months. The final wine was blended in July 2018 and left to clarify and stabilise in stainless steel drums. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration in November 2018.
Titrateable Acidity [TA] 5.4g/L
Residual Sugar [RS] 0.23/L
Volatile Acidity [VA] 0.55g/l
Cases Bottled November 2018
202 6 pack screw cap
Best 2017-20, Maximum 2026
The wine has a deep red centre with a pink red hue. The nose is filled with black pastille fruits, licorice and spice, complemented with a beautiful fragrance and spice from its mixed varietal heritage. The palate is juicy and flavoursome, with a full flavoured impact from front to back, with a beautiful savoury finish. All the elements are combined beautifully to make this wine, complete the wine and make this wine unique and expressive.