Shiraz (65 year old dry grown vines) and Grenache (35 year old dry grown vines)
4 year old American Oak
Both picked the same day in late February. The shiraz was crushed and de-stemmed, fermented on skins for 7 days and plunged 3 times a day. This extracted maximum colour and flavour. The Grenache had a gentler ride, soft pressed, fermented on skins for 8 days and stored in old oak
This is the third release of this wine drawing fruit from our Blewitt Springs vineyard sitting on sandy soil offering excellent drainage and resistance to disease and this year using Grenache from our friends at Dog Ridge. The wise old ladies from Blewitt Springs (shiraz) have teamed up with spicy Grenache from McLaren Flat producing fruit of uncommon intensity and flavour. This wine is flavoursome showing chocolate, spice and a sweet earthy palate finishing with powdery tannins and length. Enjoy now or cellar up to 10 years.
Awards and chat:
95/100 – Sam Kim
94/100 – Wine Showcase
94/100 – Kim Brebach