2017 SHIRAZ

Appellation:
Margaret River

Varietals:
Shiraz

Alc/Vol:
14.4%

Winemaking notes:

The Shiraz grapes for this wine were harvested from several 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 de-stemmed 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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