We source a single vineyard in the Frankland River Region for this wine. This region is perfectly suited to producing many red and white varieties due to its continental climate combined with low vigour and moderate ripening conditions. We have chosen this particular vineyard for its ability to produce typical Frankland River Shiraz, which as a result of being a cool climate, is intense in colour with ripe flavours yet is elegant in style and structure.
The 2013 vintage was preceded by a mild winter and spring with higher than average rainfall establishing solid canopies. Summer was dry and warm kicking along great berry development -resulting in grapes with great colour and tannin.
The grapes where harvested during the cool of the night to ensure quality was maintained. A cool fermentation took place in static fermenters and gentle extraction of colour and flavour was achieved over a two week period. After primary ferment the wine was gently pressed off skins to a mix of
new and older larger format French oak barrels. After 12 months maturation in barrel the wine was blended prior to bottling.
Rich plum, black cherry and spice on the nose with a luscious palate full of dark berries and soft velvety tannins
Wine Guide 2016
This stunning shiraz is sourced from the rich soils of Frankland River. It is such a perfect illustration of the qualities of this Great Southern region. Dense and opulent plummy spicy chocolate palate with a decent hit of toasty oak. A sprinkle of spices with a sweet mulberry blueberry character adds further complexity. Bewdiful. SCORE 95/100 CELLAR 10 years