Vibrant red with purple hues.
Dark berries and blood plums meld with subtle oak and black pepper.
Rich red fruits, savoury spiced oak and pepper. with a subtle nutmeg spice on the lengthy finish.
Strong winds during flowering, followed by a hot and dry summer meant yields were lower than normal. Shiraz ripens very quickly in warm conditions, so we were sampling fruit three times a week and then daily in the week before picking. With this attention, we were able to pick at peak flavour without letting the fruit over ripen.
The grapes for this wine were picked in two separate parcels from the same vineyard, to create a more complex and balanced wine. The fruit was gently crushed, left on skins for seven days and fermented in stainless steel to preserve primary fruit flavours. This wine was matured in a combination of both new (70%) and old
(30%) French and American oak.