Shiraz Bendigo Victoria
John Catto left his native Scotland for the new colony of Australia to seek his fortune in 1833. He settled near what would become Bendigo, calling his new home Memsie, after the village whence he came. Catto chose his ground carefully and established vines upon a site of rich clay soils, fortuitously scattered with the perfect measure of limestone. The splendid terroirs which now yield harvests of articulate Bendigo Shiraz, produce a delicious, full flavoured red wine that's perfect for serving alongside your favourite mix of grilled meat and veg.
Soils beneath the Memsie Water Whell site are deep ripped before planting. Vines are hedged trellised, exposing grapes to the sun for maximum ripeness. All plantings are irrigated by the nearby Loddon river with ground level mini sprays. Red wine grapes are planted on heavy clay soil interspersed by pieces of limestone. Shiraz is harvested and crushed into fermenters, the caps are plunged and pumped over thrice daily for optimal extraction. After passing through a membrane press and completion of malolactic, a percentage of the wine is treated to micro oxygenation, the balance is transferred to a selection of American oak hogsheads for a term of maturation and the final assemblage.
A deep and vivid, violet red colour. Berry, blackcurrant and liquorice characters on the bouquet. The palate is full and rich with spice, berry and black pepper flavours. Memsie is well balanced, with a persistent finish complimented by fine tannins. Ready for immediate enjoyment, the ideal match to pasta, barbeques and game.