Shiraz Bendigo Victoria
Pondalowie was established with particular wines and styles in mind. Pondalowie have taken an impressive number of international awards, cementing their reputation as a leading producer, highlighting the strength of Bendigo as an elite provenance of world class Shiraz. A profound construct of Bendigo Shiraz, rich and complex with lovely integration between intense dark fruit flavours and fine, ideally suited to juicy meats, trimmed by caramelised onion and dressed in red wine jus.
Dominic and Krystina Morris have spent many years working consecutive vintages in Australia and Europe. They chose the Bendigo region to plant a vineyard with varietials that they were passionate about. A highly capable winemaking team together, both bring to Pondalowie unique skills and experiences gained from their backgrounds in the wine industry. Krystina has a degree in Oenology from Adelaide University and has worked as a winemaker in the Barossa and McLaren Vale, as well as in the Alentejo and Douro regions of Portugal. When the Douro Valley winery that Dominic worked for won International Red Wine of the Year, Dominic was invited to stay on and continue as star winemaker.
Deep scarlet in colour. The addition of Viognier adds elegance and seductiveness to the aromatics and transforms the tannins to silk without compromising any of the full bodied power and rich blackberry, dark cherry fruits and complex spices of the Shiraz. Pondalowie has fantastic palate structure, balance and length, matured in older oak barrels to retain the rich fruit concentration.