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* To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty exceeds $17,000)

* For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (penalty exceeds $700)

Liquor License No. 36140612

The 2017 ‘Sakura’ (Japanese for cherry blossom) is a single vineyard red field blend of Syrah (57%) and Nebbiolo (43%) from the Pyrenees region of northwest Victoria.

2017 Fetherston Sakura Syrah Nebbiolo

  • Region: Pyrenees

    Sub-region: Landsborough

    Vineyard: Malakoff Estate Vineyard

    Altitude: 325m

    Soil: Red ferrous clay with quartz and ironstone

    Varieties: Syrah (57%), Nebbiolo (43%)

    Alc. (v/v) 12.8, TA 6.42g/L, pH 3.67



    Syrah – hand-picked on the 25th of March and 9th of April 2017. The early picked fruit was split in to two batches, the first being 100% whole berries the other 100% whole bunches (three weeks carbonic maceration). The later picked fruit was fermented with 100% whole bunches with three weeks carbonic maceration.  The wine then received 12 months élevage in french oak barriques.


    Nebbiolo – hand-picked on the 20th of April 2017. 100% whole berry fermentation with 4 months extended maceration on skins. The wine then received 12 months élevage in older french oak barriques.


    Only older barriques were selected for Sakura.

  • 'Red, sour and black cherry fruit is encased in a fine but relentless web of tannins. It's a style that comes alight with food.'

    94 points

    - James Halliday, Wine Companion


    'It’s a light, spicy, structural wine with juicy berry flavours and infusions of mocha and dry licorice. If that doesn’t sound overly savoury then let me correct the impression: this is a savoury, frisky red, the palate built more on acid and tannin than it is on fruit.'

     - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front