A lively, balanced wine full of peaches and cream, lemon zest and green apple.Learn More
A unique and luscious wine of great complexity built on a foundation of fine gritty tannins to be enjoyed for many years to come.
Your introductory glance at this wine will be somewhat of a red herring. Initially tense, tarry and peaty, the first hints as to what hides lurking beneath its thin veil appear swiftly. Star anise, white pepper and various other spices. With further air, the true potential emerges, offering layers of luscious mulberry, blackcurrant and liquorice. A dense and concentrated wine with ample, mouth coating tannins. Tyche’s Mustard is a sleeper that will reward careful cellaring but equally some gentle aeration will coax out some of its complex charm.
Small batches of grapes are gently crushed and then transferred to five tonne headed down open fermenters. These batches remain separate until final blending. Foot treading is undertaken two thirds of the way through fermentation. The wine is then basket pressed and transferred to a mixture of new and used French oak barriques to complete fermentation. The barrel ferments are aged on lees, and there is no racking until final blending. Only the best Shiraz blocks from each vintage are selected to be part of the Amazing Sites range.
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