Lovely plush tannins, rounded texture with bright plummy, cherry fruit flavours and a clean finish with hallmark spicy lingering flavours.
- WA - Other Western Australian
- Western Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Plush blueberry and plum with a hint of the characteristically regional pepper and spice over laid with subtle oak characters which impart a sweet, vanilla chocolate note. The bouquet will evolve with time in the bottle providing further interest.
A dense supple, harmonious palate with lovely plush tannins with bright juicy, cherry fruit flavours, finishing with hallmark lingering spicy flavours.
The perfectly ripened fruit is simply crushed to closed fermenters, pumped over rather gently to avoid harsh tannins and fermented warm to please the yeast and aid extraction. Pressed gently after an average of 10 days on skins and racked a number of times, to not only clarify the wine but also aerate to accommodate the aging process. The Shiraz is racked to barrel after the malo lactic fermentation is complete. We used 25% new oak, an 80/20 split of French and American oak barrels, aged for 20 months before blending; egg fining, filtration and bottling; which took place March 2012.