South by South West Margaret River (2019)
South by South West is a small-batch artisan winemaker based in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia.
They craft wines of excellence and difference that combine respect for the land, with innovative viticultural practices, and both traditional and contemporary winemaking techniques.
2019 was a challenging year for Pinot Noir with many vineyards losing their fruit to frosts early throughout the season. We sourced our fruit from the southern end of Margaret River, being the Karridale sub-region.
In 2019, Margaret River experienced rainfall and cooler temperatures throughout the winter months leading into spring, which meant powdery mildew, required constant monitoring in the vineyard. The lack of Marri blossom meant the whole south west region was also battling the local birdlife and kangaroos, which were eagerly pilfering through crops. The grapes were hand and machine picked in the early hours of the morning, between the 12th and 14th of March 2019. Beautiful small berries, giving us a great skin to juice ratio for winemaking.
The wine presents with delicate and silky berry fruits such as raspberry and plum on the palate, along with soft spices and a bit of sweetness. The inclusion of 15% whole bunches during the fermentation phase brings moderate, balanced tannins on the front palate. Sourcing fruit from a cooler climate region combined with the use of up-cycled, older oak has resulted in a wonderful youthful, yet savoury wine that has balanced acidity and restraint.
This price includes 6 bottles of wine
Available only per multiple of 6