Shiraz Frankland Mt Barker Western Australia
Scotsdale was acquired by Howard Park as a pastoral property, specifically chosen and planted to make a single vineyard wine. Shiraz is harvested according to flavour with little regard for analytical data. Fruit is vinified in open top fermenters and gently hand plunged, integral to tannin development and flavour extraction, gently basket pressed to French oak barriques for completion of ferment, followed by extended maturation. Scotsdale 2000 was crowned by trophy at the Divine State of Origin, vintage 2004 claimed gold at the prestigious Great Australian Shiraz Challenge.
Available in cartons of six
Dense, deep ruby colour. Bouquet of dark sweet plums, blackberries, liquorice, cracked black pepper and cocoa. The palate structure is concentrated and compact with intense berry fruits, hints of brushed earth and chalk, entwined with ripe grape and fine oak tannins. A pure and stylish cooler climate continental Shiraz from an outstanding vineyard.