Trofeo Estate Amphora Shiraz
This Shiraz has been 100% matured in Terracotta Amphora, highlighting purity of fruit. On approach ripe, dark berries and sweet plums entice the senses. Delightfully concentrated, the palate is dominated by dark fruits, sweet liquorice and a touch of pepper. The mouthfeel is soft and luscious, supported by velvety tannins. This shiraz can be enjoyed now or cellared for up to 5 years.
Harvest 8th and 29th April
Region Mornington Peninsula
Winemaking - All grapes were hand harvested between 8th and 29nd April. Picking dates were selected based on analysis and sample tasting. Grapes were destemmed into open top fermenters, separated by clones and blocks, covered and left to cold soak for 4-5 days. All batches were then inoculated. Cap management was managed by a plunging schedule which varied depending on taste, temperature and how far through ferment each parcel was. Grapes were left to soak post ferment for a period of time which was dependent on taste. Typically 7-10 days. Each parcel was then pressed off and allowed to undergo Malolactic fermentation. Once complete it was transferred to 200L Terracotta Amphorae and left to age for 12 months in a cool environment. After this time had elapsed blending trials were done. Wine was then racked, blended, left un-fined, filtered and bottled.
$79 / 750ml Bottle