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Pisces— 2019 COMMUNE OF BUTTONS Syrah


This is a wine synonymous with a desire for kindness in the world - a lighter, softer style of Syrah for Pisces.

Cool climate, light and fresh with eucalyptus notes. A savoury, earthly palate of red plum, cherry and blueberry. A lighter body and mild tannins make this drop ideal for easy, go-with-the-flow drinking. Soft, vibrant and dreamy.

Ethereal, gentle-natured and sensitive; the ideal drop for watery, emotive Pisces. 


Winemaker’s notes

'The Syrah comes from the alluvial vineyards of Mike and Margie Sparrow at Mount Torrens. Like others in 2019, they had very poor fruit set, and this combined with the extreme temperatures in January resulted in very low yields. The heat and dry conditions continued until harvest on the 4th of March— three weeks earlier than expected, and only 800kg of grapes were harvested from 0.8 of a hectare. The wine making was 80% whole bunches in jarrah open-top fermenters for 8 days. It was settled in tank where malolactic fermentation was allowed to take place, after which 1g/hL of sulphur was added. After 2 weeks of settling it was then racked into barriques with fine lees. The Syrah was aged for 11 months in these barriques before bottling. Gentle maceration and a short time on skins means that fermentation provided more of an infusion of tannin, rather than extraction. The wine is distinctly varietal with blue fruits and iron-stoned minerality, but it is soft and vibrant as well, very easy to drink!'


Pisces Season - February 19 to March 20

Ruler | Neptune - Element | Water - Quality | Mutable


Pisces, the dreamer.

Shimmering with wonder at the world. Charming and cheerful. The idealist, born to see the world through rose coloured glasses. Hazy and hopeful, you are the dreamer. Creative, esoteric, intuitive. Feeling your way through life.

In constant search for inspiration, your world has a filter of subtlety. Ultra-sensitive and somewhat resistant to reality, you create a calm space for yourself removed from the ills of the outside world. You imagine a gentler existence, where everyone is kind and all actions are beautiful.

As the twelfth and final sign of the zodiac, you are all-knowing. A distillation of all the signs that preceded you, you hold a wealth of wisdom and cosmic experience. You are hyper-aware of your surroundings, almost anxious in your observation.

A kindness exists in you. An inexhaustible love for every living creature. Sensitive. A deep desire to protect the vulnerable. So compassionate that you absorb the stresses and struggles of others as if they were your own. So pained by the pain of others, that you are often suffering second-hand. Be wary of this tendency as the compounded emotions of others will leave you too depleted to deal with your own.

You are represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions. A metaphor for the ultimate choice faced by your impressionable nature; to swim upwards towards light and expansion or to sink deeper in search of escapism.

Optimism is the greater challenge. It does not come easy to the deep feeling Pisces with your emotional spectrum so vast. You tend to take on the weight of the world.

Remember, you are just as affected by positivity as you are by pain. It’s a question of outlook; the choice is entirely yours. You possess incredible brightness, brilliance and influence when you consciously commit to happiness.