Luke Lambert Crudo Shiraz 2019

$26.56 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

Luke Lambert's mindset is to bottle the Crudo Syrah as a young, vibrant and juicy quencher for an early release, and the granitic Denton soils help him tick all the boxes. As Luke puts it, “it's a warmer site than the (previous source)Tibooburra vineyard, so it lends itself to producing the juicier, more primary fruit driven wine that Crudo needs to be.” Utilising 60% whole bunches, the wine is wild ferment, wild malo and matured in a combination of old oak and tank. As always it’s bottled without fining or filtration, with just a smidge of sulphur at bottling. Luke describes the 2018 Crudo as “clear graphite/granite/smoky lift and more red fruited than previous vintages.

It's a red wine that’s as refreshing as refreshing can be, crammed with crunchy red fruits, a nip of food-friendly tannin, great energy and impressive persistence. There is also plenty of pepper and spice in the background too that will kick in once the wine has had a few more months in bottle. A fab Crudo Shiraz.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Shiraz/Syrah
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Brand Luke Lambert
Vintage 2019

Yarra Valley Wine

The Yarra Valley wine region is the most important area of wine production in Victoria today, and with its proximity to Melbourne, also the most visited in the state.

Yarra Valley is split into the Upper Yarra and the valley floor. The Upper Yarra is cooler in climate due to its elevation and coupled with younger, fertile, red soils produces most of the region’s notable varietals: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The valley floor is warmer and has predominantly grey soils with pockets of granite and limestone.

Pinot noir has long been considered a notoriously difficult variety to grow. However, the cool climate and longer growing seasons of the Yarra Valley allow the fruit to develop full flavoured and ripe character.

Chardonnay in the past has long been associated with a deep oily, buttery style that experiences full malolactic fermentation and great amounts of oak. This style has since fallen out of favour and wine makers in the Yarra Valley have capitalized on this trend to produce leaner, acid driven Chardonnays that are closer in style to those from Burgundy.

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World Wine – It's a red wine that’s as refreshing as refreshing can be, crammed with crunchy red fruits, a nip of food-friendly tannin, great energy and impressive persistence. There is also plenty of pepper and spice in the background too that will kick in once the wine has had a few more months in bottle. A fab Crudo Shiraz.

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