Shiraz Margaret Western Australia
Evans & Tate played a major role in the Margaret River's rise to international recognition as one of the world's great winegrowing appellations. One of Western Australia's baronial estates, their salubrious vineyards are idyllically positioned to produce vibrant Shiraz grapes with attractive blackberry, plum and spice characters. Margaret River's renowned cool summer nights and sea breezes ensure that the fruit ripens fully at lower baumes to perfect levels of natural acidity, translating into a crisp and savoury, mouthfilling Shiraz wine.
Shiraz is picked between midnight and early morning to ensure it reaches the winery as cold as possible. Grapes are gently destemmed and transferred to fermenters for three or four days cold soak. Batches are vinified at moderate temperatures for several days, treated to seed removal and thoroughly aerated every eight hours. Upon completion, each parcel is separately pressed and racked off yeast lees. Components are matured in a combination of seasoned French and American oak barrels to integrate tannins and fruit while introducing complexity.