A vibrant and warm crimson in colour with expansive aromas of poached dark-fleshed plums, blueberry fruit muffins, star anise, liquorice, violets and mocha.
Reminiscent of pane forte, the palate is an exotic mix of ripe fruit flavours, hints of pepper and ginger spice, chewy tannins and a rich palate texture. The open weave fruit and oak tannin structure of the wine deftly supports and finishes this generously proportioned wine.
7 - 10 years
Vinifica tion occurred in open top stainless steel fermenters with gentle hand-plunging, which is integral to tannin development and flavour extraction. After fermentation and some post fermentation maceration, the grapes were gently basketpressed to oak barriques. A small component of the Shiraz was pressed early to finish fermentation in barrel and enhance palate texture, complexity and oak infusion. Maturation in French oak barriques for approximately 18 months allowed for the full integration of the oak and grape tannins into the wine. After minimal fining and filtration, the wine was bottled in October 2010 and released 4 to 6 months after bottling.