The Canberra District has a well-deserved reputation for producing exceptional cool-climate Shiraz comparable to that of the Rhone Valley in France.
This Shiraz is a blend of several different blocks on the property that each have a unique flavour profile due to the age of the vines and slight differences in soil types. These blocks were harvested at different times depending on when optimal flavour and ripeness was reached. The fruit was handpicked and processed within 24 hours on-site. A cold soak prior to fermentation and the inclusion of whole bunches in the ferments ensured maximum colour and flavour extraction. The wine was then pressed to a mixture of old and new French oak and allowed to mature for 14 months. Each block was kept separate during fermentation but blended together after tasting trials in the final months of maturation.
Rich and full-bodied, spice, pepper and sweet berry flavours. Soft ripe tannins and balanced oak. A robust and elegant cool climate Shiraz.
Pork, beef and all barbequed meats, mushroom risotto or rich tomato based pasta.