A juicy palate of ripe cherry, plum and raspberries with a touch of white pepper, clove and vanilla toast.
Fragrant aroma of mixed berries and a touch of rhubarb and oak spice. Deep ruby colour.
Serving suggestion: Lamb cutlets fresh off the BBQ.
SHIRAZ; Shiraz is Australia’s most planted wine grape variety and is grown in most Australian wine regions. Shiraz creates medium to full-bodied wines with varying flavour profiles and structure depending on region, climate and winemaking techniques. Called Syrah in most of the world, the name “Shiraz” became the typical name for this grape in Australia. Cool climate Shiraz ripens gently, leading to wines that are generally more medium-bodied and savoury. Due to the grapes being exposed to less heat, their skins are thinner, reducing or softening the tannins in the wine.
Winemaking: Grapes were de-stemmed and chilled with minimal crushing into small open fermenters. The must was allowed to macerate at low temperature for five days before warming and inoculation with a selected yeast strain. The ferment started slowly but was allowed to reach a peak temperature of 28˚C before chilling. The wine was basket pressed from the skins prior to becoming dry to retain fresh fruit character and avoid extractive tannins. The wine finished fermentation in a stainless steel tank and was then racked into new French oak 500L puncheons for malo-lactic fermentation, which was completed by the end of Spring 2021. The wine was then racked to barrel and allowed to mature in our cool cellars for a total of 12 months. Vineyard: Clover Farm, Mount Barker