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An enticing mix of primary fruit characters entwined with flowers, ginger and stone fruit.
A classic northern Rhône blend, Shiraz with a little touch of Viognier. Very perfumed, black and red berries. A vibrant concoction. the Shiraz brings black fruits, plums, black cherries, and the small parcel of co-fermented Viognier brings stone fruits like peach and a touch of apricot. This makes for a very savoury and harmonious bond between the two varieties. This is certainly a wine that will benefit from careful cellaring for many years to come.
Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to open fermenters, where the Viognier and Shiraz are co-fermented. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation, the wine is basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of old French and American oak to complete fermentation and mature. The barrel ferments are aged on lees, there is no racking until final blending and no fining or filtration.
Gold Medal, London Wine Competition, 2022
94 Points, Winestate Magazine, September/October 2022 World’s Greatest Shiraz/Syrah Wine Awards
92 Points, Winestate Magazine, Winestate McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, KI, Fleurieu & Surrounds Wine Show 2022
94 Points, Winestate Magazine, McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, KI, Fleurieu & Surrounds Wine Show 2023
93, Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com
90 Points, The International Wine Challenge 2023