Ten Mile East Syrah 2015 - Adelaide Hills, SA

Ten Mile East Syrah 2015 - Adelaide Hills, SA


The Story

Ten Miles East is a small family winery started by winemakers Taiita and James Champniss. Taiita’s family purchased a property in the Norton Summit Valley that was formerly an apple orchard and cider factory and then planted seven different grape varieties in the early 2000s. Taiita and James officially started Ten Miles East in 2013 and currently produce wines from their estate grown fruit from varieties including Arneis, Saperavi, Syrah, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. Since then, they have spent many years carefully taking care of their vines that were specifically chosen to the site’s microclimate and soils. Their winemaking approach is minimal, with as little intervention as possible. The grapes ferment with wild yeast and they let the process take as much time as needed with large amounts of additives avoided. Their wines are made in very small batches with a focus on texture and experimentation. 

M+Q Notes

This is an elegant Syrah not your big Barossa styles that pack one hell of a punch. Once it was called shiraz, now Syrah. A deep dark purple and inky hue. Aromas of ripe berry, liquorice, pepper and vanilla cedar. Medium to full bodied the palate is full of plum, dark berries, vanilla cedar and peppery spice. Elegant fine grained silky tannins thighs wine shows a lot of restraint and elegance. A big winner from us.

Food Suggestion

Slow braised beef cheeks

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