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: 100% Shiraz sourced exclusively from the unirrigated 1973 planted 8 acre block of Shiraz at the western extremity of Yarra Yering. A slight westerly aspect & vines rooted in a clay-based soil provide a wine that is a perfect foil for our more feminine Dry Red Wine No. 2.
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: 95 Points – James Halliday, Wine Companion. Silver Medal – Yarra Valley Wine Show 2015