Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice complement bright, sweet fruit from the Shiraz (60%) and persistent tannins and good structure from the Durif (40%), ensuring a lengthy and full palate with a touch of coffee bean on the finish. Try with scotch fillet steak and peppercorn sauce.
Style Medium to full bodied with lengthy tannins Classification Alcohol 14.0 Cellaring Up to 5 years Food Match Scotch fillet steak with a peppercorn sauce Size 750ml
Cherry red in colour with mixed aromas of sweet and savoury spice with a touch of vanilla oak. On the palate, notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice combine with bright raspberry. Bright and sweet fruit from the Shiraz is complemented by persistent and drying tannins from the Durif. These two great varieties combine to create a lengthy and full palate with flavoursome coffee bean on the finish.
Shiraz grapes from our Francis vineyard and Durif from the Cellar Block were picked at night to preserve fruit flavours, and transferred immediately to open-top fermenters.These vats were hand-plunged daily to extract tannins and colour. The wine was then transferred to a mixture of new and old hogsheads, both French and American. Oak was carefully selected to bring out the flavours and the tannins in the wine while adding a touch of complexity and length to the palate. The wine was left to mature in this oak for an initial 6 months, then the individual parcels were blended, combining the brighter fruit of the Shiraz with the darker fruit and tannin structure of the Durif. The wine was then returned to barrel for a further 9 months to allow these flavours to blend together.
Price $22.00 $24.00 750ml Bottle