85% Canonbah Bridge Vineyard, Western Plains, NSW. 15% McClaren Vale. The fruit is picked at a low yield of 2 tonnes/acre
Created in a Cote du Rhone style. Rhone yeasts are used, with each varietals being fermented individually to 28-30 degrees Celsius. The Shiraz is matured in new American oak for 18 months, the Grenache in 3 year old French oak for 12-18 months and the Mourvedre is unoaked. The wine is unfiltered and blended just prior to bottling.
Varietals – 65% Shiraz, 25% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre
Bottling date: May 2008
Alcohol:14 % Vol
The nose displays rich spice and pepper with hints of stewed plum. The palate displays delightful fruit characters with soft tannins on the finish.
Drink now with a cellar potential of 3-5 years.