2016 Dry Red Wine No. 2

$105.00

Fragrance and headiness, this wine exudes intense perfume, mixed berry fruits, floral notes and spice. The addition of Mataro and co-fermentation with white grapes Viognier and Marsanne intensify the Shiraz character while providing complexity, richness and generosity. 97 Points, James Halliday Wine Companion. Langton’s Classification – Excellent.

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Aroma: Intense perfume, mixed berry fruits, floral notes and spice.

Palate: Primary fruit leads onto savoury graphite and white pepper underpinned by stalkiness and concentrated meatiness.

Fruit was hand-picked, bunch sorted and destemmed directly to the Yarra Yering half-tonne open-fermenters. As much whole berry as possible is retained to encourage perfume. Some stalks were added back to some of the fermenters in order to contribute structure and aroma. Some fermenters added frozen Viognier skins to the bottom, some with Marsanne skins. The wine was aged for 12 months in French oak barriques, 30% new before blending and bottling.

Varietals: 95% Shiraz, 2% Viognier, 2% Mataro, 1% Marsanne

Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)

Vines: Original 1969 plantings of Shiraz and Marsanne with additional Shiraz, Mataro & Viognier drawn from vines planted from 1984 to 1995.

Cellaring: Drinking beautifully at present but this vineyard has a proven pedigree and track record thus it will continue to evolve for a further 20+ years under suitable cellaring conditions.

Analysis: 14.2 % ALC

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