Fruit driven medium bodied.
This fruit driven Shiraz from the cool 2014 vintage has an intense ruby red colour with attractive plum and red fruit aromas on the nose with hints of nougat and dark chocolate. The palate is layered with flavour, has a creamy mouthfeel refined and smooth tannin on the finish. There is a gentle touch of oak on the nose and palate that compliments this delightful wine.
In the Vineyard
Soil Low yielding, well-drained vertical shale/schist
Aspect: west, east and northeast
Trellis and bush vines
Grapes were night harvested and picked by hand to retain flavours. Yield 6.4 tons/ha
A 48-hour cold maceration period was given prior to fermentation to extract colour and fruit. Extraction during fermentation took place by pumping the juice over the skins 3 times per day. Skins were gently pressed 7 days after fermented dry. MLF took place in barrels and matured for 18 months in 20% 2nd fill, 45% 3rd fill and 35% 4th fill French oak barrels.
7 years after vintage
Recommended to be served at 15ºC
|Residual sugar||3.1 g/l|