The Gertrude Street Enoteca team are excited to welcome this single vineyard, unirrigated, biodynamic Mornington Syrah in to the Enoteca portfolio.
Avani (Sanskrit for “the earth”) is the new name for an estate established at Red Hill 18 years ago, but grafted exclusively to Syrah in consultation with Phillip Jones of Bass Phillip 10 years ago by Shashi & Devendra Singh – Mornington restaurateurs and winemakers.
Winemaker Shashi has worked closely with Phillip Jones for 10 years, both assisting him in crafting some of the best ever vintages of Bass Phillip and collaborating with him to create AVANI, their own estate wine from Red Hill.
The wine is made, as might be expected, with minimal intervention and with maximum reflection of the fruit and the site. If the key influences on Bass Phillip were Burgundy greats like Henri Jayer then it can be seen that legacy also exists at Avani. As Max Allen says: “This special site produces an exceptional, spicy, super-aromatic, Cornas-like Shiraz”.
This is a wine of incredible integrity...we think it is absolutely outstanding.
- Syrah 2009 92/100
- Syrah 2011 91/100