2021 Reserve Shiraz
$51.00 per Bottle
Wine Club - $40.80
$302.00 per Case (6 Bottles)
Wine Club - $241.60
This wine displays lovely aromas of plum, cherry and mulberries, with hints of mocha and spice.
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.
Leading into the 2021 vintage saw fairly ideal growing condition that where warm and dry, Early February and January saw a cooling off and significant rain events that slowed down ripening and retained natural acidity. The only downfall with these conditions was the added pressure in the vineyards to control potential fruit split and disease. Fortunately our vineyards were unaffected and the fruit coming in was pristine.
|Harvest Date||Analysis||Bottling Date|
|End of March and early April 2021||
Alcohol 14.5 %
TA 6.0 g/l
Hand-picked fruit is crushed and destemmed to Static Fermenters. Ferments are maintained at cool temperatures with minimal pump overs, to ensure delicate extraction of flavours and colour. The wine is on skins for up to one month and then pressed off to a mix of French oak barrels - forty percent in new and the remainder into second and third use oak for eighteen months barrel maturation.
The bouquet is rich and spicy with cherry, mocha and licorice. The palate is full of plum and berry flavours supported by soft velvety tannins. Aged in French oak for eighteen months, this wine offers excellent cellaring potential.