Shiraz Mourvedre Riesling Heathcote Victoria
An exciting cépage which may vary slightly from year to year, mostly a Shiraz wine sourced off younger Heathcote plantings, a tenth of Mourverdre and small percentage of Riesling. Mourverdre contributes plummy fruit to the nose, juciness and flesh to the palate. Riesling adds an aromatic lift within a slightly spiced floral perfume. An engagingly aromatic, satisfyingly proportioned and generously flavoured wine, to match with rare breast of duck dressed in rhubarb or charred scotch filet under mushroom jus.
Red Edge are crafted with minimal intervention, allowing the vinification to proceed through it's natural course, ensuring it retains the full expression of terroir. Partial whole bunch maceration, wild yeast fermentations, hand plunging in small open top fermenters, basket pressing, partial barrel fermentations and racking by gravity without any fining or filtrations, are employed to achieve a wine with a sense of place, season and time. The vines are all dry grown, hand pruned and hand picked, they yield less than 2½ tonnes per hectare. The finished wine is treated to a year's maturation in a selection of prior use, two to five year old French oak barriques.
Dark red colour. Licorice and spice bouquet, with red berry fruit aromatics. Full, juicy flavours on the palate, with soft round tannin structure. A little brother to the magnificent Red Edge Heathcote Shiraz, but no shrinking violet when it comes to raw ripe power! Offers immediate appeal, fruit forward, drinking very well upon release and will continue to mellow.