Shiraz Pyrenees Victoria
Shiraz is a varietal with which Taltarni has excelled from the very start, no real mystery as it's grown to some of Victoria's best purpose built vineyards. By applying traditional winemaking with modern Australian viticulture, T-Series can create a deeply coloured and generously flavoured, soundly structured wine. Just perfect with steak or old world style meat Ragu, its vibrant assortment of juicy, cool ripened plum and spiced fruit flavours, are framed by a length of supportive, amicable tannins and supple, integrated oak.
The Pyrenees are an outstanding winegrowing region recognized internationally for world class Shiraz. Warm days and cool nights mean Taltarni's vineyards enjoy a rare confluence of climatic conditions which enable production of robust reds, most notably the Shiraz. Grapes are gently crushed to extract a measure of fresh flavours while releasing softer tannins, a component of whole bunches are included for complexity, musts are treated to a term of cold soak for optimal extraction of colour and tannin. Fruit is vinified for a week or more on skins to a small batch style in traditional open top fermenters, followed by completion of malolactic and a year or more in a selection of French and American oak.
Deep plum red hue. Luscious bramble, plum and white pepper fragrances are complimented by spices and mocha oak notes. The palate is well structured, layered with soft plummy fruit flavours, raspberry and a hint of toasty cigar box from the oak, seasoned by cool climate spice. A truly varietal Shiraz wine supported by fine tannins and brimming with the fine complexity for which Taltarni are renowned.