Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Riverina New South Wales
The development of the Riverina as a major winegrowing region was primarily due to the foresight of the McWilliam family. The estate's founder was greatly impressed by the soil profiles and access to irrigation. From bountiful vineyards within the McWilliam's portfolio of premium viticultural assets, the team has assembled a forward drinking Shiraz Cabernet wine with rich ripe fruit flavours and malleable tannins. Inheritance finishes long and lingering, the perfect accompaniement to grills and red wine sauté.
Management of the Riverina vineyards is focused on encouraging the concentration of fruit characters in the grapes whilst stimulating the development of fine tannins and a judicious level of acidity. Following the harvest, Shiraz and Cabernet grapes are inoculated in a combination of static and rotary fermenters for a period of up to seven days on skins. Shiraz components are vinified exclusively in static fermenters to enhance the soft structure. Cabernet Sauvignon is vinified in rotary fermenters to extract more tannin and give structure to the wine. Following the press, components are matured for up to a year, portions are treated to a spell of ageing under French and American oak. Alcohol 13.5%
Red purple with crimson hues. Intense plum and red berry aromas are supported by spice, chocolate oak and subtle mint. Flavourful and varietally expressive with plums, cassis and raspberry. The palate is soft and fleshy, with medium weight and supple oak, while the soft tannins and bright acids provide the palate with great length.