2015 SHIRAZ

Appellation:
Margaret River

Varietals:
100% Shiraz

Alc/Vol:
14.4%

Winemaking notes:

The Shiraz grapes for this wine were picked at optimum ripeness and colour density. Individual batches of the fruit from different vineyards were fermented with 10% of the ferment whole bunches to give a cherry-like lift to the fruit. Half way during the alcoholic fermentation, a volume of the wine was run off to French barriques and the primary (alcoholic) and then malolactic fermentation completed in oak and later blended back into the majority parcel.

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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