Kellermeister Wild Witch Reserve Shiraz 2011 CONFIRM 2011 VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Named after an animate vineyard site, nestled in the hills above Lyndoch, Wild Witch Shiraz is not for the faint of heart. A painstaking regimen of viticultural techniques and traditional hands-on vinification ensure that Wild Witch is completed to the most exacting standards. Created from the finest Shiraz grapes Kellermeister can source, silken in texture with a cryptic nose and brooding palate, lingering fruit and substantive tannins. Wild Witch is an intense experience of Shiraz, memorable for it's individuality and exquisite grace.
Grapes are harvested fully ripe to healthy levels of sugar baume, temperatures are adjusted at the crusher and yeasts are immediately added. After a week or two on skins, the musts are treated to a Willmes air bag press and components returned straight back into the free runs. Ferments are filled to a selection of mostly new oak barrels, drawing away the clear juice from dead yeast lees. Barrels are racked several times over the course of two or three years. Distinctive peppery, dry grown Shiraz characters evolve over the course of an extravagant, extended maturation, achieving the opulent, complex and intense Barossa Shiraz known as Wild Witch.
Deep red colour. Voluptuous spice, licorice and plum aromas, generous yet refined. An elegant palate expressing cedar notes in support of red currant, blackberries and pepper spice. A rich tannin lift, extracted from the grape skins and quality new French oak. In its youth, there are spikes of flavour coming from all directions. The intrinsic power, dimension and surprising elegance inevitably brings even the most indulgent connoisseur under its long, intense, and luxurious spell. Discover the magic.
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