Shiraz Margaret River Western Australia
Owned by the same group who bring us Yering Station and Mount Langi, Xanadu is situated within an exclusive coterie of eminent Margaret River estates. Next of Kin may be the second tier label but nothing is done to a lesser measure at Xanadu. All vines are closely managed to yield fruit at full physiological maturity and complete tannin ripeness, for wines which are brimming with profound Margaret River regionality. A juicy Shiraz wine with the redolence of a fragrant Viognier perfume lift, a third of the wine is extravagantly aged in new French oak.
Xanadu employ sustainable methods in everything they do to ensure harmony with the earth. Many options exist for a natural vineyard management, at Xanadu the guiding principle is to leave the environment in a better state. Shiraz is harvested, a significant portion of the grapes are destemmed and crushed through open rollers to introduce whole berries into a combination of static and rotary fermenters for five to seven days at 26C. A component is co fermented with a portion of Viognier to add spice and floral lift. Batches complete their malolactic in a combination of barrel and tank followed by fourteen months maturation in a selection of seasoned and new predominantly French oak barriques. Alcohol 14.5%
Deep red with purple hues. Vibrant and fresh, ripe berry fruits and spice combine with lifted floral notes, dark, blackberry conserve over violets and spice framed by hints of fine French oak. Full bodied, offering juicy ripe fruits of the forest, dark cherries, redskins and spice. The generous fruit and fine tannins achieve a well structured, appealing wine with a lingering fruit to the finish. A lovely, vibrant and aromatic expression of Margaret River Shiraz.