Gold Medal Winner Royal Queensland & 92 Wine Companion Points!
Shiraz Mt Barker Great Southern Western Australia
The balmy aspects of Mount Barker yield the nation's most underrated Shiraz wines. Goundrey were here from the very start, amongst the earliest West Australian pioneers, they were inspired by the achievements of the great Jack Mann to take up viticulture in 1971. They now operate a priceless endowment of the most eminent vineyards in the region. Immediately engaging from first sniff, accessible to all, Great Southern Shiraz in the truest sense, ideally to be savoured alongside a serve of smartly dressed chops, either veal, pork or lamb.
The Goundrey vineyards are planted to the pick of Mount Barker terroir. Here the vines yield grapes with intense flavours and refined tannins. Shiraz is harvested from estate vineyards at physiologically ripe levels of sugar baumė. Parcels are separately crushed and treated to cold soak, inoculated and vinified on skins in static fermenters for a week or more. Upon completion, batches are passed through a membrane bag press for a course of full malolactic and six months maturation under fine French oak, followed by assemblage into the finished wine. Alcohol 13.5%
Dark red, purple hues. Dark plum and mulberry nose, a subtle spice lift of white pepper and anise. The plush, juicy palate is layered with intense cherry and plum flavours, subtle French oak contributes complexity, coffee mocha notes carry through to a lasting finish, all supported by a length of fine elegant tannins and balanced, fruit filled acidity.