A dense full bodied wine; deep red and impenetrable colour. There are fragrances of plum, raspberries and vanilla with a hint of dried flowers. The palate generates flavours of plum, dark chocolate and liquorice. The tannins are soft and provide a smooth finish.
Variety: 100% Shiraz
Harvest Date: Late February to early March 2014
Vineyard Location: North west and eastern Vineyards
Geology/Soil Profile: Deep, red rocky clay loam (derived from Cambrian Rock)
Viticulture Practices: Un-irrigated vineyards, zero tillage, grass sward between rows, cane pruned
Oenological Data: Yields – 1.5 tonne/acre
Bottle Packaging: 750 ml punted burgundy
Closure: Stelvin ROTP Screwcap
Cartons: 6 bottles in branded cartons 2 x 3 laydown
Wine / Food pairing ideas:
Lamb, beef, game, pork, duck, sausages, grilled meats, venison
Stews, Casseroles, BBQ’s, black olives & salmon
Aged and hard cheeses
The 2014 Vintage:
2014 was a relatively dry year with a hot summer. A few short rain events maintained soil moisture until harvest. Minimal fungicide treatment was required on the vines. Yields were good and there was little pressure from pests and diseases. Ripening of the grapes occurred rapidly in the weather conditions.
The fruit was harvested in late February to early March 2014 and gently crushed. Fermentation occurred in open vats with occasional hand plunging, and then the must was basket pressed. The wine was aged for 18 months in 30% new French oak barriques, the remainder in old oak and inert containers. Final blending occurred just prior to bottling in September 2015. The wine was lightly fined.
The fruit is 100% Shiraz, sourced from blocks on either side of our Mount Camel hillsides. The east facing block is protected from hot winds and the late afternoon sun. Its juice tends to be spicy, structured and textural. The west facing block is exposed to the warmer conditions and delivers berries with bold fruit flavours.
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SA, NSW, ACT, Tasmania $30/dozen
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