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Heretic Wines Heresy on Syme 2018

Quick Overview

Our Pinot Noir is grown in the Yarra Valley on the Syme vineyard. On first glance it is a delicate, feminine expression of Pinot but as it breathes it develops flesh, substance and additional layers of flavour. Wine drinkers should expect a perfumed trip down the rabbit hole! Vegan friendly and made with minimal intervention. 

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A$40.00

$210/6pk (Min qty 6)

  • Buy 6 for A$35.00 each and save 13%

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Our Pinot Noir is hand picked and chilled for 24 hours before gentle destemming into open fermenter. We use gentle extraction, with a focus on fine tannins, sweet fruit and perfume. The wine was then matured in old 600L demi muid for 9 months before blending and bottling without adjustment, fining or filtration.

The Syme vineyard is also known as Thousand Candles and is one of the largest single properties in the Yarra Valley, including river frontage. It supplies fruit to some of the best independent winemakers in the Yarra (and one lonely winemaker in Margaret River!) 

We choose to work with organic fruit wherever possible, and source a large percentage off the organically certified Arimia Estate in Margaret River. We make our wines with minimal intervention – all native yeast and bacteria, no adjustments, maturation in only seasoned French oak and no fining or filtration. We minimize our winemaking footprint to create the most authentic expressions of the fruit we grow and the sites we source from. We do use sulfur but only enough to offer some protection and stability to our wines. 

"We aim to make wines that are, first and foremost, delicious to drink. However, we also want our wines to ask questions and show nuance that encourages drinkers to dive a little deeper. We think this creates wines that can be both enjoyed and interrogated, and suits any occasion."

Dan

WINEMAKER/OWNER

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Who

I'm Dan, and Heretic Wines is, as our daughter Abigail often reminds us, our 'family wine'. Farming ventures, wine included, are almost uniquely family affairs. In our case I'm the one driving the tractor, pruning the vines and fermenting the grapes. But, and this is a really bloody BIG but, this is a family business - there is just no way it would be possible or worthwhile without Harrie, Abigail, Theo and Addy. 

Where

The ‘where’ is slightly more convoluted. We currently make a Heretic White and a Heretic Red, both out of Margaret River. Margs is where I was raised, where I went to school and where my family has lived since the late 1970's. More importantly, it's where Harrie and I have chosen to raise our family and where we plan to grow old. From 2018 we are also making a Yarra Valley Pinot Noir, sourced off the Syme property on the banks of the Yarra River, also known as 1,000 Candles. The Yarra is sentimental for 2 reasons - I cut my winemaking teeth in the Yarra, chasing the unicorn that is Pinot, and it's where Harrie and I met. 

Why

The ‘why’ is more difficult and, to be honest, I still haven't entirely figured it out. With current estimates suggesting there are somewhere between 2,500 and 5 billion wine labels in Australia, why the bloody hell do we need another one!!!? That's simple, we don't. There are more glamorous and lucrative ways to make a buck, so......why? Because it turns out I love farming! When I was growing up in Margs, I was jealous of the kids from farms. I grew up on a 7 acre bush block 5 minutes from the beach, and it was awesome. But I couldn't shake the romantic notion of early mornings, tractors and dirt under my fingernails. I now get all of that, and more, and I can assure you they can also be very bloody unromantic! 

Just as importantly, I wanted to better understand how farming translates into a finished product, be it fruit, vegetables or, in this case, wine. I wanted to challenge the paradigms I built for myself surrounding wine - how it's grown, how it's made, how it's distributed and consumed. I'm comfortable with the fact that I may not get the answers I want, or that I may not get the answers at all. The wines themselves are an end point, I'm much more interested in how we get there. 

Our Wines

We choose to work with organic fruit wherever possible, and source a large percentage off the organically certified Arimia Estate in Margaret River. We make our wines with minimal intervention – all native yeast and bacteria, no adjustments, maturation in only seasoned French oak and no fining or filtration. We minimize our winemaking footprint to create the most authentic expressions of the fruit we grow and the sites we source from. We do use sulfur but only enough to offer some protection and stability to our wines. All of our wines are vegan friendly.

We aim to make wines that are, first and foremost, delicious to drink. However, we also want our wines to ask questions and show nuance that encourages drinkers to dive a little deeper. We think this creates wines that can be both enjoyed and interrogated, and suits any occasion.

 

 

Additional Information

Region Yarra Valley
Cellaring Life 2021-2024
Price per Pack $210/6pk (Min qty 6)
Alcohol % 12.3
Standard Drinks 7.3
Bottle Volume 750ml
Year 2018
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