The cool climate of the Strathbogie Ranges is not typically suited to making fortified wine, however the 2016 vintage was warm and early, so we decided to see how long the Shiraz grapes could stay on the vine throughout the season. This fortified Shiraz is made in the vintage port style where ripeness only needs to be slightly higher than that of table wines.
This fortified Shiraz is blood red in colour with aromas of fruit cake and ripe plums. On the palate are notes of lovely ripe red fruits and liquorice spice. Enjoy now or for many years to come.