Shiraz Canberra New South Wales
By one of the most significant operations in Australia today, crafted from Shiraz grown to mature vines at Kyeema, on an elevated granite saddle near Murrumbateman.
Collector produces extremely small quantities of the most precious wines. Reserve Shiraz has enjoyed a series of impressive trophy wins including Best Red at the Sydney Royal Wine Show. Grapes are sourced from a community of growers on the characteristic lean pink granites and reddish shale loams of the Canberra district. The wines are hand made for balance, character and depth of flavour. The exceptional qualities of the source vineyards lie in a splendid mix of granite and shale soils which produce fruit which is perfumed and elegantly structured, savoury, textured and rich. The individual parcels are fermented, pressed gently and matured in a selection of the finest French oak barriques. Alcohol 13.5%
Crimson purple colour. Blackberry and cherry aromas with complex varietal spice. Beautifully ripe on the palate, a wine of impressive length, combines intensity and vibrancy with the spice, perfume and elegant structure that this vineyard consistently gives. Showing plenty of youthful charm now and will continue to develop magnificently.