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Viticulture / Winemaking
This wine was crafted from 100% Shiraz grapes, sourced from our vineyards in the Murray, Goulburn and King Valleys. Grapes were picked and crushed during the cool of night to retain their fresh, varietal flavours. The juice was then divided into select parcels. Each parcel underwent a different treatment such as malolactic fermentation; fermentation and time with French and American oak; or spending an extended period on yeast lees. Each treatment resulted in an individually flavoured parcel of wine, and the unique character and personality of the final blend is a result of the special handling of these separate parcels.
Vineyards were irrigated at budburst in September of 2013 and continued through Spring where there were typically warm, blustery days with forecasts of showers and high humidity. This pattern continued through December and January, but the vineyards remained healthy and disease free - amazing considering the forecast conditions! Vintage started early (again!) and fruit ripened quickly, leading to another compressed and busy vintage. However a lull in mid-March saw the last of the whites safely picked and the reds were taken in at optimum ripeness. Flavours are bright and concentrated, it looks like being a very good year.
This 2014 Shiraz has aromas of earth, spice and blackcurrants which are evident on a rustic, savoury palate of dark berry and plum fruits with hints of black pepper.
An ideal partner to gourmet barbequed meats.
|South Eastern Australia||14.0%||750mL||Stelvin|