Region: McLaren Vale Grapes: Shiraz First Glance: Lifted, Complex, Red Fruits
The Wine: Fermented with indigenous yeast after harvest Whole berry ferment was lightly pressed after 21 days on skin in open top fermenters. Élevage took place in a combination of new French hogsheads and a third fill, large format foudre. Minimal Sulphur added. No fining.
Deep red with crimson hues, lifted perfume, with fresh red and dark fruits, dark chocolate with a nutmeg and clove lift. Generous with complexity and texture. Red to darker berries continue through to the palate enhanced by fine, velvety oak tannins creating a lengthy, moreish finish.