2016 SHIRAZ

Appellation:
Margaret River

Varietals:
Shiraz

Alc/Vol:
14.3%

Winemaking notes:

The grapes were picked by taste at optimum ripeness. A portion of the must was cold soaked for 3 – 5 days prior to fermentation to enhance colour and flavour extraction. Fermentation was conducted in stainless steel vats between 22-28°C before being pressed to 1-2year old oak. The wine was then matured in these small oak vessels for approximately 15 months before being individually selected for the final blend. Once blended the wine received a light protein fining to soften the palate and improve tannin structure.

Oak:

15 months

Cellaring:

Drink now or cellar 3-5 years.

Appearance:

Deep red with a red purple hue

Nose:

This wine shows bright and perfumed red fruits with hints of pepper and a subtle savoury element. Oak maturation has further incorporated aromas of milk chocolate, coffee and vanilla spice.

Palate:

The palate is rich and velvety with juicy ripe fruit flavours of plum and dark berries. The wine is balanced with a soft tannin structure and oak imparting a silky spice and smoky coffee, chocolate flavour.

Food Pairing:

Prosciutto wrapped pepper beef with garlic roast potatoes.

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