Shiraz Margaret River Western Australia
From the Chelmsford and Seward family vineyards at the northern end of Margaret River. Fermoy Estate is situated on Metricup Road at the very heart of Willyabrup, one of the new world's great viticultural precincts. Despite a history of little more than a decade, Fermoy's wines have won an acclaim which belies the estate's modernity. An intensely aromatic and profoundly structured Shiraz wine with captivating berry fruit essences and pliant, peppery tannins, to accompany the finest faire and most succulent meats.
Fermoy takes its name from the eponymous town in County Cork, which was founded by a forebear of the original owners. Vines are trained to vertical shoot position trellis system with extensive canopy management techniques, employed throughout the growing season, allowing harvest of the best possible fruit in the cool of the night to maintain maximum varietal expression. On arrival to the winery the fruit is crushed into ten tonnes static fermenters. Upon completion, batches are pressed to a combination of French and American oak barriques and hogsheads for a year or more before fining and filtration. Alcohol 14.0%
Crimson red. Aromas of white pepper and spice over a presence of cherry ripe fruit. The palate offers great textural mouthfeel with aniseed and blackberry flavours supported by well integrated, fine chalky tannins. A lingering aftertaste as the afterglow continues, the complex finish conjures up hints of freshly pitted berries, aromatic leaf and dusty, cocoa spice.