International critics choice & Wine Advocate favourite!
Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Shiraz Barossa South Australia
A boutique, hands on vineyard winery which has won an enviable amount of praise from the most prestigious international reviewers, perennially feted by the illustrious Wine Advocate as one of Australia's greatest values in wine. A traditionally crafted, small batch Cabernet Merlot Shiraz, assembled from parcels of Barossa fruit that have been earmarked on the basis of opulence and fine tannins, treated to the most adroit vinification techniques. Arrives fully labelled and guaranteed to please, without any delivery fee to every destination in Australia.
All fruit is picked at complete physiological ripeness, to obtain optimal balance of natural sugar and flavour development. Grapes are destemmed into open fermenters, pH is adjusted and vinification takes place over the course of a week. The ferments are treated to hand plunging thrice daily until completion and basket pressed by hand in the old world style, a component is transferred to seasoned oak barrels for malolactic and maturation. A mostly Shiraz wine with inclusions of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, all parts are racked and returned to barrel two or three times throughout a term of twelve months, achieving a clarified wine that does not need any fining or filtration prior to bottling. Alcohol 15.5%
Deep ruby colour. Lifted ripe fruit bouquets, plums, reductions and maghrebi spice, violet notes, cigarbox, cardamon and vanilla oak. An intense palate, layered with dark fruit flavours, black bramble and ribena characters are supported by the most gripping tannins. A full bodied wine to accompany char grilled ribeye or ripe, pungent hard cheese.