Grenache gives the rich, full bodied Shiraz a delightful softness and elegance, producing a wine more medium bodied in style. A beautifully structured wine, it tastes of dark fruits with underlying hints of liquorice and savouriness, all reined in by soft tannins.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Colour is an attractive dark cherry.
The nose has an enticing tangle of fresh plum fruits, spiciness, briar, and a hint of gaminess from the Grenache.
This wine is all about the primacy of varietal fruit characters and letting them sing in vibrant harmony. A beautifully structured wine, it tastes of dark fruits with underlying hints of liquorice and savouriness, all reined in by soft tannins.
The youthful freshness of this style makes for a perfect lunch wine. Wonderful with Mediterranean style foods: pizza, pasta and chicken dishes and the perennial favourite, Shepherd’s Pie!
The 2009 vintage started early with a week of hot weather. Following this, the weather settled down to an extended spell of warm, dry days and cool nights producing wines with excellent colour and flavour. Selected premium Shiraz and Grenache vineyards in the Barossa.
The grapes were fermented in static stainless steel tanks and were given seven days skin contact. There is no oak maturation because the aim is to produce a fresh, immediately enjoyable wine style.