Shiraz (22) Barrel fermented/barrel matured/wooded (staves, chips or wood rice) 2020 and older
The grapes were harvested at optimum ripeness. Fermentation in open fermenters for 5-7 days at 24°C to 28°C. Punch-downs every 4 hours, pressed at 5°Balling. 100% MLF completed spontaneously in tanks before the wine was racked into 225L French oak barrels.
16 months oak maturation in 30% new 225L French oak barrels.
The wine has a complex nose with overtones of black and white pepper, pomegranate, cigar box, cloves and spice. On the palate there are vibrant red fruit, blackcurrant and dark chocolate flavours, underpinned by well integrated oak with a long spicy finish. This wine shows a good structure and will develop for years to come.
Enjoy with powerful and spicy red meat dishes including venison. Strongly flavoured, harder cheeses pair well with this wine.