Mornington Peninsula - Victoria
 

Proprietor: Shashi and Devendra Singh
Year of Establishment: 1987
Size of Estate: 3.5 Hectares
Website: http://www.avanisyrah.com.au/

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Winemaker and viticulturist Shashi Singh has been a vigneron on the Mornington Peninsula for the last 15 years.  Shashi, a scientist with a background in chemistry, has also completed a double degree in viticulture and wine science from Charles Sturt University.  From 2005 to 2012 Shashi worked closely with Phillip Jones from Bass Phillip Wines in assisting him in crafting some of the best ever vintages of Bass Phillip.

 

Planted in 1987 on gentle north facing slopes the 4 hectare non-irrigated and low cropped vineyard produces only cool-climate syrah.  The viticulture focuses on soil health, the protection of indigenous microbes and creating an environment of ecological self-sufficiency.  The winemaking approach is one of minimal interference; using wild yeast fermentation with no fining, filtration or pumping, creating a wine unique to the property.


 

VINES

Avani

Size
3.5 Hectares
% of your production
100%
Owned
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Clay loam
Varieties planted
Syrah
Training system
Vertical shoot position
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations, green manure, mulch and compost.
Pest control
Some copper and sulphur, milk products and teas.
Weed control
Mechanical only
When was it converted to natural farming
2005

 

 
 

Wines

Avani

2012
Variety
Syrah
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Avani
Days of skin contact
8 days prior/ 10 days post
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
228 litre barrels for 18 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
60 ppm

Avani

2014
Variety
Syrah
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Avani
Days of skin contact
9 days prior/ 12 days post
Filtered
No
Fined
No
Elevage
228 litre barrels for 12 months
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
50 ppm