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.
The 2020 vintage will result in some outstanding wines. 2020 was a compressed and early vintage, combined with small yields. All parcels retained the perfect balance of freshness, natural acid and tannin ripeness.
- March 2020
- Alcohol 14.5%
- TA 5.8g/l
- pH 3.72
- June 2021
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.
- 5 - 10 years
This wine is made with fruit from the Frankland River Region of Western Australia, which produces wine with great richness of flavour. Displays lovely mulberry, mocha and spicy notes. The palate is luscious with with cherry and plum flavours, supported by smooth tannins.
Aged in French oak for twelve months, this wine will benefit from cellaring.
Also sold under our export Ironstone Shiraz label.