A wine from cool climate Grampians and Alpine Valley regions in Victoria, insightfully named Mount 0 Degrees.
Intense flavours of dark berries, spice and pepper, characteristic of cool climate Shiraz.
Makes us feel like retreating in a chalet house in the mountains, sit back, breathe in, enjoy the surrounding nature while enjoying a glass of Mount 0 Degrees with friends over a cheese platter and some grilled meat.
Are we there yet? Can't wait!
- VIC - Other Victorian
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep, purple colour.
It has an intense vibrant aroma of blackberry, lavender and spice.
The soft palate has a core of dark blackberry fruit all enhanced with an underlying savoury spice, hints of pepper, vanilla and blackcurrant leaf. The cool climate mid palate structure retains an elegant balance of intense fruit and integrated tannins. The long persistent finish has additional background notes of clove and spice. The Mount 0 Degrees Shiraz is a true embodiment of cool climate Shiraz with all the elegance and finesse that you come to expect from this perfect marriage of variety and climate.
This classic style is particularly suited to lamb, grilled meats and roast duck.
After crushing and de- stemming, the fruit was fermented in small open fermenters at 24 degree Celsius and pumped over 3 times daily for 8 days to extract colour and flavour as well as helping control the temperature of the ferment. The wine completed malolactic fermentation in tank before being filled to 30% new European oak. Final maturation occured for 6 months in oak before bottling.