Shiraz Grenache Rutherglen Victoria
Fortified from the classic Australian Tawny varietals, predominately Shiraz and Grenache, Morris of Rutherglen's historical, quarantined old vines yield some of the nation's most precious parcels of fruit. A profound, multi layered structure of mature fruit flavours, with aged oak/rancio expressions and almond creamyness, balanced by a deep spirit dryness, continuing on a long and persistent, flavoursome and textural finish. The classic, rich and full Australian style, offering tremendous length, ribald complexity and satiating palate warmth.
Morris are custodians to some of the oldest stocks of maturing fortified wines in Australia. Shiraz and Grenache grapes are encouraged to ripen fully before harvesting. Following the crush, a partial fermentation is initiated before pressing. A specially selected low strength spirit (alcohol with character) is added to arrest fermentations and fortify the young wine, followed by transfer into a selection of old, seasoned oak barrels and casks for several years to develop the inimitable aged rancio tawny characters. Only the best casks, some as old as forty to fifty years of age will find their way into Old Premium.