We source a single vineyard in the Frankland River Region for this wine. This region is perfectly suited to producing many red and white varieties due to its continental climate combined with low vigour and moderate ripening conditions. We have chosen this particular vineyard for its ability to produce typical Frankland River Shiraz, which as a result of being a cool climate, is intense in colour with ripe flavours yet is elegant in style and structure.
Rains during the month of January helped to freshen up the vineyard and top our dams and water tanks. Fortunately these rains were followed by sunny dry conditions and we found minimal disease pressure in the vineyard, which was mitigated with a little crop thinning. Yields have returned to normal cropping levels.
- Alcohol 14.5%
- TA 5.8g/l
- pH 3.72
The grapes where harvested during the cool of the night to ensure quality was maintained. A cool fermentation took place in static fermenters and gentle extraction of colour and flavour was achieved over a two week period. After primary ferment the wine was gently pressed off skins to a mix of new and older larger format French oak barrels. After 12 months maturation in barrel the wine was blended prior to bottling.
This wine is made with fruit from the Frankland River Region of Western Australia, which produces wine with great richness of flavour. A lovely perfumed bouquet of blackberry and spicy cherry. The palate is luscious with mulberry, plum and hints of black pepper, supported by soft subtle tannins. Aged in French oak for twelve months, this wine will benefit from cellaring.
Also sold under our export Ironstone Shiraz label.