2014 Single Site Shiraz

$45

COLOUR

Deep Crimson with a purple hue.

NOSE

Elegant perfumed bouquet of bramble fruits and savoury spice.

PALATE

The palate displays considerable fruit concentration of plum and dark berries. The fine ripe tannins are very well integrated with fruity and savoury characters providing a velvety texture on the palate.

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Description

WINEMAKING

The fruit was machine picked then destemmed/crushed into small open fermenters and inoculated. The fermenters were pumped over with aeration twice a day, temperature was held around 25°C, then allowed to warm up for a long post ferment maceration. The wine was then transferred in barrel for its malo-lactic fermentation, allowing a soft integration of the grape and oak tannins. The wine was fined then bottled.

FOOD PAIRING

Sumac and Sichuan pepper kangaroo loins, beetroot compote, red onion jam.
The lifted textures and aromas of spice and toasted oak in the Shiraz helps to pronounce the earthy, savoury undertones of the moist, fleshy kangaroo.

VINTAGE NOTES

The 2014 vintage had a wet winter followed by dry and warm conditions for summer which continued well into autumn. Due to the perfect slow ripening pattern both red and white grape varieties showed intense colour, aroma and concentrated flavours while achieving perfect tannin ripeness.

QUICK NOTES

VINTAGE
2014

WINEMAKERS
Coby Ladwig
Michael Ng

GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz

BOTTLED
December 2015

GROWING AREA
Great Southern

ALC %/VOL
14% v/v

TITIRATABLE ACIDITY
6.4 g/l

pH
3.54

CELLAR POTENTIAL
6 – 8 years

OAK
Francois Frere, Taransaud, Seguin Moreau

MATURATION
15 months in 100%
French oak 40% new,
60% old