Shiraz Orange New South Wales
Nestled amongst the undulating terrains of Orange, planted to rich volcanic soils atop the chilly, elevated aspects of Great Dividing Range, within an exclusive dress circle of elite sites along the slopes of Mount Canobolas, the six hectare Forest Edge Vineyard yields a quality of Shiraz that's most worthy of the Brokenwood moniker. A limited release wine crafted from the pick of vintage, Forest Edge Shiraz is conspicuous for its elegant milled spice perfumes, opaque black bramble fruit flavours and stealthy, velvet tannins.
The Orange winegrowing region is Australia's most recent, remarkably it is also the most promising. A very short run of exceptional vintages has inspired a gold rush into local viticulture, Forest Edge Vineyard was one of the earliest, originally established to vine in 1988. The small, parched berries make a piquant, exquisitely peppery style of Shiraz, brimming with clean fruit characters and lined by splendid tannins. Following the harvest and a minimalist handling in vinomatic fermenters, parcels are racked into a selection of French and American oak barrels for maturation.
Deep bright red hues. Spiced plums, black currants and prune, loganberries over a supple layer of toasty oak. Plum and dark berry characters supported by ripe tannins, its finely boned structure is layered with elegant, savoury cool climate fruit flavours, lingering at the finish on a length of clean and intense, freshly milled briar spice.