2020 Worlds Apart Springton Syrah
Lovely Louis Schofield is an Adelaide wine darling, a jack of all trades and master of most. He got his start at the city's most reputable wine retailer, East End Cellars, before going to work with the late Taras Ochota. Amidst this, he opened a wine bar, Hellbound, which is a haunt of the local wine industry. Across his pursuits he has a keen understanding of craft and consumer, placing wines in a great little pocket of the Aussie winemaking portfolio. Not farming his own fruit as yet, but works hand in hand with incredible growers across the state who prioritise sustainability.
70 year old vines dry grown with no synthetic inputs by Chris Alderton. Hand picked and wild fermented 100% whole bunch in a tall narrow fermenter, pressed to two old barriques and one second use hogshead. This wine is probably the most austere in the bunch, but not in an isolating way. It’s beautifully savoury, very concentrated, full of cedar and Christmas spices.