Rich burgundy red.
Rich burgundy red in colour with crimson after tones. This wine releases seductive aromas such as violets, wild berries, prunes, truffle and dark chocolate, and an array of mineral notes. It carries a medium body with vibrant, almost powdery fine tannins, and a long, curvy structure.
This wine would be best served with rich chicken cacciatore, braised duck, slow roasted lamb, seafood- based dishes, and any pizza containing anchovies or calamari.
Sourced from 10 years old vines planted rocky loam soils located, on the Central western slopes of the Pyrenees ranges at 350 metres. The grapes were handpicked in late-March, crushed, de-stemmed and pressed into stainless tanks. Fermentation took place over 19 days with selected yeast, after this the wine was transferred into French and Hungarian oak barrels (two and four years old). The wine was kept on lees contact for a further four months. Finally, after six months the wine was racked, stabilised and prepared for bottling.
Deep black cherry
A deep, black cherry hue with spicy plum and pepper, and the aroma of mixed berries lead to a full, rich palate. Sweet blueberries and mulberries flavours are underscored by subtle anise and nutmeg integrating with the savoury oak and supple tannins. The obvious fruit flavours are harnessed by the elegant structure, making for a refined and aromatic Shiraz, with delightful drive. The long, lingering powdery tannins deliver a seamless, smooth finish.
An elegant cool climate Shiraz that is superb drinking now, yet can be savoured over the next decade.
|Date Bottled||December 2015|
Rich cherry red.
Scents of plum, freshly baked fruit pie and haunting notes of nutmeg, aniseed and hints of white pepper. The lively palate is full of sweet, dark berries while subtle mint and chocolate contribute to the complexity, integrating with the savoury oak and supple tannins. A delightful drive and length with acid backbone deliver a smooth, seamless finish.
This Shiraz is perfect served with red meats such as BBQ lamb or wagyu beef, and with oily fish such as grilled tuna or roast salmon. It is also delicious with an array of Asian cuisine including Indian butter chicken or Singapore chilli crab.
Fantastic now, but will also age gracefully for years.
The Estate vineyard provides blending diversity with different clones and different aged vines from several blocks. Fermented in traditional small open top fermenters and hand plunged twice daily for to 10 days using a variety of yeasts. MLF was encouraged on skins and completed in tank prior to 15 months ageing in old and new French, American and Hungarian hogsheads. The inclusion of Viognier at fermentation and in the assemblage balances the wine’s spicy cool climate origins and accentuates the floral notes.
|Residual Sugar||0.0 g/l|
Blueberry, cassis, chocolate, hints of violets and subtle Pyrenees mint aromas lead to a rich palate of black currants and anise, incorporating the supple tannins and mocha from the well integrated French oak. Elegant and well structured, this wine will evolve superbly for many years.