Deep purple red with a crimson hue, aromas of plums, white pepper and a palate of red berries combine to define this earthy full bodied Shiraz. Spices and blackcurrant punctuate the long and elegant finish of this fine cool climate wine. An outstanding vintage with an exceptional sunny and dry January, February and March.
10th April 2013
Deep purple red with a crimson hue
Aromas of spice plums & white pepper.
The palate of red berries & plums combine to define this earthy full bodied shiraz. Spices and blackcurrant on the long elegant finish of this fine cool climate wine.
2013 Vintage – began with a cool, wet winter, filling the soil with moisture. A cool humid spring opened up to an exceptional sunny and dry January, February and March: bringing forward an early harvest – Outstanding Vintage!
The grapes reached excellent ripeness – with high acidity and low PH. Picked on 10th April crushed into open fermenters, with time on skins extended to 2 weeks in total. The skins are plunged three times daily at peak ferment to build the body & natural tannin profile of the wine protecting colour extraction & increasing cellaring potential. The wine was then pressed off skins into tank to finish malolactic fermentation and allowed to naturally clarify before maturation in barriques for 18 months.