Varietals: 96% Shiraz, 2% Mataro, 1% Viognier, 1% Marsanne
Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)
Season: 2013 growing season was close to ideal with sufficient winter and spring rainfall followed by a warm and dry growing season producing fully ripe, robust wines.
Vines: Fruit was sourced from amongst the original 1969 plantings on the Estate. The Shiraz and Marsanne established in 1969, plus additional Shiraz, Mataro & Viognier drawn from vines planted from 1984 to 1995; all unirrigated.
Cellaring: Drinking beautifully at present but this vineyard has a proven pedigree & track record thus it will continue to evolve for a further 20+ years under suitable cellaring conditions.
Analysis: 13.5 % ALC
Accolades: 96 Points – James Halliday, Wine Companion.