COLOUR Dense purple/red.
NOSE Raspberry and mulberry fruit stand out over toast and coffee oak flavours.
PALATE A central acid structure supports a juicy fresh forward mouthfeel, while dusty tannins fill out the mid palate.
CELLAR Now – 2023
VARIETAL COMPOSITION 97% Shiraz 3% Viognier
FERMENTATION METHOD Rotery fermenter and open top fermenter
FERMENTATION TIME 10 days
BARREL ORIGIN French
AGE OF BARREL No new. 2-5 years old
TIME IN BARREL 12 Months
YEAST TYPE Rhone
SKIN CONTACT TIME 14 days
REGION Yarra Valley
DATE OF HARVEST Mid-late March
VINE AGE 25 years average
YIELD 3.2 tonnes/acre
METHOD Hand and selective harverster
CLONE PT 23, BVRC, Bests
SOIL TYPE Loam over mudstone clays
CULTIVATION PRACTICES Vertical Shoot Positioning (VSP)
– Gold Award – Sommelier Wine Awards 2020, UK
“A well-made Australian blend from a cooler area, reflected in this classier style of wine, opening with a vibrant and inviting nose led by lavender and red fruits, leading to gentle sweet oak balanced by some bitter tannins and a bold, dry structure”. – Matti Mazzi, Cornerstone.
– 92/100 Points as rated by Ray Jordan – The West Australian
– Review by Christina Pickard (April 2020): “From one of the Yarra’s longstanding producers … Savory tannins and forest-berry fruit add personality and charm”.