2016 SHIRAZ

Appellation:
Margaret River

Varietals:
Shiraz

Alc/Vol:
14.6%

Winemaking notes:

The Shiraz grapes for this wine were harvested from a number of different vineyards in the Margaret River region. Each batch was picked at optimum ripeness and colour density. At the winery 10% of the fruit remained as whole bunches to give a cherry-like lift to the fruit. The remaining fruit was destemmed and lightly crushed. The must was inoculated with a yeast specifically selected to enhance the natural fruit flavour of the fruit. The must was pressed to a combination of French and American oak where the wine completed alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. After 6 – 9 months oak maturation the wine was blended, lightly fined before being filtered and bottled.

Oak:

Predominantly French with some American

Cellaring:

Drink now or cellar 5 – 8 years.

Appearance:

Deep ruby red with a purple hue

Nose:

A rich and spicy nose with dense dark cherry, blueberry and mixed red berry fruits. These are complimented by notes of Belgian waffle, milk chocolate and vanillin American oak.

Palate:

This is a highly expressive wine with great fruit concentration driven by mixed berries and dark, juicy cherry fruit. The tannin structure is chewy, and the oak has provided a sweet, chocolatey flavour along with hints of hazelnuts and toast. White pepper lingers on the finish.

Food Pairing:

Grilled beef served rare with a green pepper sauce.

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