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Luke Lambert “Crudo” Shiraz 2019
Luke Lambert is a great wine maker with impeccable credentials learnt at some of the world’s most prestigious wineries.
All Luke Lambert wines are handpicked and of single-vineyard origin. They are wildly perfumed with moderate alcohol, fresh acidities, powdery tannins, and limited oak influence. These are wines made as if the industrial revolution (in wine) was a figment of our collective imagination. Luke’s methodology includes wild ferments without the aid of temperature control, hand plunging, long macerations (with plenty of whole-bunch for the Syrahs), basket-pressing, gravity rather than pumping, old oak, and no fining or filtration. Lambert’s belief that “..the best wines have always been made by feel and are always sourced from unique and interesting vineyards that have natural balance and grow grapes full of character…” comes through strongly in the remarkable complexity and placeness of these wines. There is no doubt that when it comes to what John Livingston-Learmonth terms STGT (Soil To Glass Transfer), Luke Lambert is one of our most exciting home-grown talents.