Shiraz Yarra Valley Victoria
Confined to a precious precinct of Yarra Valley, is a belt of superb red earth renowned for producing wines of exceptional quality. Sir Paz produce award winning red on red wines, crafted from red grapes planted to Terra rossa soil. Formerly a chestnut tree grove, the elevated site is perfectly suited to vines, as the grapes experience cool conditions, ripening slowly for maximum flavour development. A racy Victorian accord of Merlot and Shiraz with sophisticated oak handling, a wine of style and character, worthy of a place in any cellar.
The most valuable part of Yarra Valley for vines is a unique belt of volcanic Terra rossa soil, which encourages vines to yield grapes of extraordinary character. Sir Paz Estate is situated at the very heart of this belt. Whilst the property is meticulously maintained by a highly professional and dedicated team, the most significant feature of the Sir Paz vineyard are its rich soils. Grapes are hand picked at different times, depending on the particular section of vineyard, to be immediately crushed, minimizing any oxidation. Six weeks of extended maceration and transfer to a selection of older French hogshead integrates the fruit while gently taming the tannins.
Redgum brick in colour. Red cherry and white pepper nose, bouquets of dried flower and smoky oak, cherries and plum. An engaging, savoury palate supported by a solid tannic backbone, ferrous elements and a light dressing ov vanilla oak, persisting on a long clean finish of mulberry, cherry florals and fresh Shiraz/ Merlot spice.