This striking Shiraz shows opulent, bright fruit on the nose and a beautifully elegant palate of round tannins layered with clove spice, ripe cherries and violets.
Enjoy right now or keep for up to four years.
Complements food fit for a feast, such as roast duck, grilled meat and hearty pasta dishes.
In the vineyard
Our vineyards have predominantly andy-loam topsoil with well-structured subsoil on weathered rock. This soil type is less likely to become dense and has a low clay percentage, making it ideal for retaining moisture and providing much-needed water during our hot, dry summers. We use clones SA21 and SA22, which were planted in 1997. The vines are rooted on Richter 99.
In the cellar
No oak was used during the ageing of this Shiraz, resulting in a very fruit-forward and spicy wine. The grapes were picked at 23 to 25 degrees Balling, after which the whole berries were fermented in stainless steel tanks. The skins were pressed at different alcohol levels, adding to the wine’s complexity.
The 2016 vintage was a warm and dry, but healthy growing season. Lower yields and smaller berries contributed to good structure and concentration of fruit flavours.DOWNLOAD TASTING NOTES DOWNLOAD BOTTLE SHOT