Syrah, ‘Under Woods’, Ben Haines
Haines discovered “Under Woods” in 2010, and was gobsmacked by the sheer concentration and character delivered by this vineyard. Rising from 50m to 150 altitude over a distance of 400m, planted on grey gravelly loam/mudstone and battling minimal water and constant threat from surrounding wildlife, this site is marginal to say the least; but when it all lines up, this fruit is epic.
The Steels Creek vineyard is in the Yarra Valley between Kinglake and Yarra Glen.
16 months in barrel, French oak (25% new)