From the cuttings taken from old vines used to plant the vineyard, and the Viognier skins the Shiraz was crushed onto, to the barrels it was matured in, this wine is directly descended from RunRig.
The 2012 Descendant was picked slightly later than usual due to cooler conditions in February and March and was picked on the 4th April. The cooler conditions have given the wine clearly defined aromatics and a silky, supple fruit profile. Immediately impressive the sublime bouquet is reminiscent of violet, lavender and spice. Lavish layers of dense blueberry fruit is perfectly interwoven with nuances of cinnamon, tar, exotic spice, pepper and dark cherry. Full-bodied with great concentration, and silky tannins this suave wine has impeccable balance and a long future ahead of it.
VARIETAL: 92% Shiraz & 8% Viognier
REGIONS: Marananga (cuttings from the RunRig vineyards planted in 1994).
HARVEST: 4th April 2012 ALCOHOL: 15%
FERMENTATION: The vineyard was planted with cuttings from one of the old RunRig vineyards. The Shiraz is crushed on top of the Viognier from the same vineyard, which has been lightly pressed for blending with the RunRig. The blend of fruit is then co-fermented and matured for 18 months in second fill French barrels that have been previously used for RunRig. The wine was bottled on the 25h of Feb 2014.