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A lifted violet perfume, fragrant blueberries and black plums with a side of cured meats. The palate has beautiful density of fruit, liquorice spices and a slate-graphite minerality. The cool climate acidity bringing an energy and brightness to the palate which will carry it through many years of cellaring. A solid framework of chary oak tannins perfectly balanced with the intense fruit flavour and a layered texture. The persistence of the elegant flavour profile lingers for an age.
Hand harvested small section of the Shiraz vineyard for this wine, destemmed gently to retain whole berries into a 600kg fermenter for fermentation, hand plunging twice daily. Pressed gently and gravity filled to four French oak barriques, 50% new.
Varietals: 100% Shiraz
Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)
Vines: Fruit sourced exclusively from a small block of 1969 planted Shiraz. Only enough fruit is grown here to produce 1200 bottles.
Cellaring: Drinking beautifully at present and will evolve for a further 20 years under suitable cellaring conditions.