Shiraz Margaret River Western Australia
Shiraz is a wine that Xanadu does best. Their salubrious vineyards are situated within the best climes where conditions are nothing short of idyll. The vines seem to love producing the topical milled spice bouquets and firm palate structure of essential Margaret River Shiraz. An outstanding quality of harvest every year is treated to a close scrutiny of fruit, ensuring that nothing but the healthiest berries are considered. An artisanal vinification and extravagant barrel treatments achieve a piquantly aromatic Shiraz of virile game characters and toasty oak.
Shiraz is harvested from exceptional vineyards at complete ripeness. A significant portion of the fruit is destemmed and crushed with open rollers to introduce whole berries into the ferment. Vinifications are carried out in a combination of static and rotary fermenters over the course of a week. A portion is pressed early and completes it's course in predominantly new French oak, while another component is co fermented with a portion of Viognier to add spice and floral lift. Batches are treated to malolactic in a combination of fermenters and oak, followed by a year's maturation in a selection of new and seasoned, predominantly French oak barriques prior to assemblage.
Deep red with purple hues. Dark berry fruits and fragrant floral notes enhanced by threads of cinnamon and lovely toasty oak. A full bodied, powerful wine offering ample depth with plenty of fleshy ripe fruit, juicy blackberries, redskins and spice. The plush fruit and dense tannins combine to produce a wine of great structure and amazing length. Powerful and vibrant in its youth, Xanadu will evolve magnificently.