2017 Best Blocks Shiraz

Appellation: Margaret River

Vintage & Varietal: 2017 Shiraz

Winemaker's Notes: The best blocks of Shiraz fruit in our vineyard were harvested to produce this limited production. Destemmed and crushed with the rollers set apart so that some berries remained whole for fermentation. 10% of the juice was drained to concentrate the juice to skin ratio of the must. The blend consists of 3 different batches that were treated separately and involved techniques such as hand plunging in open fermenters, cold soaking must and extended maceration on skins. Post fermentation the wine was matured in a combination of French oak barriques for 14-16 months. After maturation individual barrels were selected by the winemaking team for the blend.

Oak: Predominantly French

Cellar: Drink now or cellar for up to 8 years.

Aroma: Tremendously aromatic with bright fruit intensity. Maraschino and mixed red fruit aromas are layered with freshly cracked white pepper and spice, with hints of mocha and vanillin oak.

Palate: This Shiraz is uniquely Margaret River, with incredible ripe and intense fruit flavours such as dark cherry balanced with soft tannin structure. Excellent persistence and length.

Food Pairing: Roasted or grilled beef with a green peppercorn sauce and roasted hasselback potatoes and garlic.

Alc/Vol: 14.1%

Standard Drinks: 8.3

Volume: 750mL

Case Size: 6