Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Miamba Vineyard boasts a long viticultural history, but when Grant Burge acquired it in 1983 it was completely bare. A deliberate replanting and sustainable land management has returned the block to its former glory. The fruit here shows exceptional varietal character, great concentration and intense flavours. The oak treatment has evolved over the years, fermentation and ageing are completed in a greater proportion of quality oak, contributing to Miamba's refined style and impressive structure. Enjoy with dinner alongside beef and red wine jus.
The growing seasons at Miamba vineyard, at the southern end of Barossa Valley near Lyndoch, are superior by any measure. Shiraz is harvested, crushed and de-stemmed into a mix of four, seven and eleven tonne fermenters, pumped over thrice daily for optimal extraction of tannins and flavour while controling the temperature of vinification. Batches are pressed directly into a selection of seasoned and new European oak hogsheads for the completion of ferments and secondary malolactic. Components remain in oak for several months until assemblage, the final wine is transferred back into barrel for a further seventeen months maturation before bottling.
Inky black colour, vivid purple hue. A wine of amazing intensity and depth, aromas of dark chocolate coated licorice, blueberry and dark fruits, mocha and savoury spice enhanced by cedar aromas and hints of mint. The palate is equally generous, exhibiting concentrated flavours of spiced plums, blackberries, musk and cracked pepper, melded together with a acidity and grainy tannins before a lengthy finish.