Shiraz Yarra Valley Victoria
Sourced exclusively off the unirrigated eight acre block, established 1973 at the western extremity of Yarra Yering. Cool climate new world Shiraz starts here. A high inclusion of stalks and whole bunches are added back to the traditional half tonne open tea chest fermenters to lend juiciness plus extra cut and persistent tannins to the sweeping finish. Basket pressed and aged eighteen months in a high proportion of new French oak. A slight westerly aspect and propitious clay soils yield a wine that's a perfect foil for the feminine Dry Red No.2
Deep garnet red. Heady plum fruits and pretty violet aromatics interlaced with liquorice spice and hint of cracked pepper. Blood plums and cigar oak with a violet floral lift from the inclusion of stalk during fermentation. The heavier clay based soils make a wine of dark fruits and spice, chewy tannins creating the framework in support of savouryness and fruit.