Shiraz Yarra Valley Victoria
From parcels of fruit grown to choice vineyards in the premiere viticultural districts of Victoria. A style of Shiraz that is distinctly Yarra Valley, by a prominent winemaking estate, to surpass all expectations of what can be expected from a bottle without a label. Dominated by bright varietal fruit and lovely soft tannins, a medium bodied red wine with an attractive colour, alluring bouquet and mouthfilling palate. Representing excellent value, having developed complexity after a spell of ageing, its ripe and ready to enjoy today with all good faire.
The earliest pioneers were quick to recognize the Yarra Valley's idyllic winegrowing potential. An immensely satisfying style of wine, the philosophy here was to produce a fine, recognizably Yarra Valley Shiraz, elegant and assertive with good varietal fruit. Much of the work is achieved in the vineyard, by growing the right grapes at the right sites around the Yarra Valley. Then, it's all about attaining balance and texture, allowing the fruit to express itself. A combination of vinification techniques were employed to add complexity. Inoculated and vinified to select yeasts, the parcels were fermented, racked and transferred to barrel for maturation in a combination of tight grained, finely coopered oak barrels.
A deep crimson colour. Lifted aromas of plum and cherry, blackcurrant and cassis, cigarbox and spice. Scents of fresh ground pepper, violet and thyme precede a full, fleshy mouthfeel with ripe but yielding tannins. Characters of blueberry and plum, espresso and peppercorn line the plush, velvetine palate. Careful use of oak has added complexity and infused cocoa/ vanilla/ spice characters without dominating the vibrant fruit. The winemaker has captured the splendour of synergy between Shiraz and the Yarra Valley. A wine of balance and integration to accompany all cuisine, can be cellared for further development, but is ideally served today with meats and game, pizza and pasta or tasty cheese.