Shiraz Adelaide Hills South Australia
Longview Vineyard lies just a little south of the renowned winemaking township at Macclesfield. Originally one of the region's largest dairy farms, the splendid site has now been planted to some of the most auspicious vines in Adelaide Hills. Yakka is a vigorous Shiraz in contemporary styling, flattering oak and piquant spice, lengthy with flavour over a lasting, clean finish. Grapes are all hand picked to minimize any damage, inoculated and vinified on skins in open fermenters, softened by a course of malolactic and treated to fifteen months in a mix of seasoned and new French oak barriques.
Dark brick red in colour. A bouquet of red berries, white pepper and baking spice before hints of darker fruits, coffee grounds, chocolate and plum. A palate of black currant and dark cherry, supported by toasty oak characters, guided by perfectly balanced tannins and culminating in a long clean finish. Excellent drinking alongside grills, crackling boar or game.