The 2022 vintage marks a change in the fruit source for this wine from the Tibooburra Vineyard to the Denton Vineyard. Luke consults as the head winemaker at Denton, and his Chardonnay and Nebbiolo both come from this vineyard as well. The granite soils of this site, coupled with the cool Yarra Valley climate, add an almost electric purity to this Syrah.
The fruit, as always, is handpicked and sorted in the vineyard. Once it hits the crushpad the grapes are fermented without any additions. Luke uses approximately 80% whole-bunch with the remaining fruit destemmed and fully crushed. Both elements fermented together with plenty of daily punchdowns. It was pressed after about 14 days on skins directly to 30+-year-old 35hL French foudre where the wine aged for 8 months, undergoing spontaneous MLF. At bottling it was racked to tank, hit with a small dose of sulfur and bottled without fining or filtration.