Shiraz Goulburn Victoria
Shiraz was one of the first varieties planted by Carlo Monichino in the 1960s, he recognized the suitability of Goulburn Valley for viticulture and set out to make wines as he did, while growing up amongst the undulating vineyards of Italy's Piemonte. Monichino remains a largely family run operation, neighbours and the extended relations all join in at vintage. A splendid Shiraz, crafted exclusively from estate grown fruit and treated to an extended maturation, for a thoroughly charming wine of engaging complexity and exquisite balance.
Parcels of Shiraz are treated to a crush and cold soak, vinified in a combination of fermenters, followed by transfer to a selection of seasoned and new American oak barrels for a year or more of maturation.
Dark red, purple robes. Blackberry and dark currant nose, milled pepper complexity and charred oak. A decidedly berry drenched palate, layered with dark fruit, bramble and spice, supported by ripe firm tannins and supple cinnamon oak. A match to charcoal grills and kebabs, mediterranean vegetables or roasts.