Deep burgundy red.
Deep, burgundy red in colour with dark after tones. Well balanced with a wonderful texture and velvety tannins, softening the innate zesty acidity typical of this Alpine variety. This wine releases aromas of ripe plums, figs and truffles. The firm acid backbone and fine powdery tannins show off the distinctive and intense fruit characters to full benefit, while guaranteeing this wine will improve for a decade and beyond.
This wine would be best served with rich pork dishes, cacciatore, and casseroles.
Fresh, lively and vibrant drinking now, will improve for many years. Likely peak 2024 to 2030.
Sourced from 20 years old vines planted rocky loam soils, located on the Central eastern slopes of the Pyrenees ranges at 280 metres. The grapes were machine harvested early-March, crushed, de-stemmed and pressed into stainless tanks. Fermentation took place over 18 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 five 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|
Delicious flavours of cherry and plum, with hints of nutmeg and chocolate integrate smoothly through the vanilla oak. Robust yet refined this elegant, cool climate Shiraz features delightful drive, length and supple tannins. Enjoyable now for its wonderful flavours, or savour over the next decade.
With its rich, delicate flavours, this wine pairs beautifully with a Sunday roast lamb, an Italian casserole or eggplant parmigiana.
Fantastic now, but will also age gracefully for years.
|Date Bottled||June 2015|
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.