Winemaking techniques used encourage an exotic floral fragrance coupled by an expansive fruitful palate and a fine tannin framework. Highly aromatic with rose petal, blue violets and mixed cherry fruits, the palate has a light touch yet is soft and full of juicy plum fruits, a faintest bramble grip from the use of stalks bringing some structure and drive to the finish.
Best Red Variety or Blend – 2021 Yarra Valley Wine Show
Pinot noir was fermented with whole berries in 600kg fermenters and hand plunged gently. Shiraz was 100% whole bunch fermented, left untouched for 10 days before destemming to complete ferment as whole berries. The individual components spent 9 months in used French oak barriques in our underground cellar before blending and bottling.
Varietals: 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Shiraz
Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
Vines: Fruit was sourced from the Yarra Yering Pinot noir block with plantings in 1981. Shiraz was grown on the Waterloo block planted in 1995.
Cellaring: This wine has been made with the intention to be an early drinking style of wine; perfect for the Australian climate, fragrant and delicious in its youth. It will continue to evolve for some years under suitable cellaring conditions however this is not required. Please drink it and enjoy it!
Analysis: 14 % ALC
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