Adelaide Hills Wine Show - Top Gold
Royal Perth Wine Show - Top Gold
Sydney Royal Wine Show - Gold
We have just taken delivery of one of the more contemporary Aussie reds seen in awhile.
This Shiraz blended with 16% Barbera (famous in Italy), is from the cooler climes of Adelaide hills. This is why we are in the wine game. A multi award wining wine that is explorative, rewarding and super tasty.
“Stuart Knox - Bright ruby into a purple rim. Mulberry, crushed violets and black pepper aromas. A stylishly medium weight shiraz that is silken as it flows with purple berries and lifts of spice notes across the palate to finish."
A near-perfect Hills vintage for 2021 with excellent rainfall in Spring and any summer showers dispersed by subsequent mild breezes. The winds prevented any disease pressure and the mild Spring provided good conditions for flowering early. Cooler temperatures prevailed throughout and as yield was above average, increased wire-lifting and leaf-plucking were implemented, exposing the fruit zone to enhance ripening. From veraison through to harvest, the vineyard experienced below average, yet relatively dry temps, ensuring a very long ripening period resulting in exceptionally complex fruit flavour. Slow, even sugar development and excellent acid retention were welcome outcomes for the fruit and total harvest was completed on 28 April.
Vineyard & Winemaking Notes - All fruit is hand-picked. Both varietals were de-stemmed and crushed before a cool, open co-ferment for 14 days.
Maturation occurs in French Oak Hogsheads – 3rd and 4th use - and bottled within 10 months.