SAMI-ODI - Hoffmann Dallwitz Syrah 2018
A composition of our most pertinent casks from the very amiable 2018 growing season. Derived from the two oldest sections within the Hoffmann families ‘Dallwitz’ vineyard, planted on their own roots in 1927 (0.435 Hectare) & the oldest vines between 1888 & 1912 (0.775 Hectare).
These 23 Burgundian Pièces were carefully assembled and bottled amidst the spring of 2019 after enduring their 78 week elevage. Bottles were filled without filtration, fining or sparging (the removal of naturally occurring oxygen & C02) and all transfer’s were completed via gravity prior to bottling.
Yields ranged between 29 & 38 hectolitres per hectare.
Only 6,341 bottles were filled.
Label: Self Portrait with my first pinhole camera, WBHS 1996.
Rear – Andy’s Jelly Print, printed 2017.
"Rich scents of sweet berries, violets, faint vanilla, clove-cedar wood, but gentle, some flighty green herb and undergrowth aromas in the mix. Lots going on. It’s perfumed, to summarise. Silky, satiny-textured, such a beautiful feel with the inky concentration a sub-plot in the wine story. Yep, it’s dense, but the catering for that intensity of oil pool-dark plummy fruit is licks of spice, herb and cooling acidity – lift and finesse in the power. Heft, grace, shapely gummy-puckering tannin, deliciousness and moreish impulse wrapped in. Multi-dimensional. Epic wine. Epic."
96+ Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, January 2020
McKinley’s motivation is to make wines that dont have acid additions, with a very steady eye on picking based on pH, ‘this is so much more important for me, and it’s based on a stylistic choice. pH for me is the most important part – it gives me a rough idea where I will end up,' says McKinley. The wines are picked earlier than most in the Barossa, generally in February, which sounds extraordinary, but it seems to work from this site. After that, there is a small sulphur addition, but everything else is done by foot (gentle pigeage) and gravity.
Super low production and extremely hard to acquire. Stunning labels and descriptive corks in unique shaped wine bottles. If you ever come across any of SAMI-ODI wines make sure you buy them!
Vendor (Misc) / Vineyard (Wines): SAMI-ODI