The Estate wine is made of 100% grapes from the farm. The Shiraz gives a spicy note filled with Black pepper and cloves. The Grenache lifts these flavours with subtle hints of White Pepper, Liquorice and Raspberries. The Mourvèdre shines on the palate where it softens the spiciness of the wines and gives it a darker fruit flavour.
After the harvesting of the grapes the must has been cold soaked for 7 days at a temperature of 7°C. Thereafter it was fermented for 8 days in open concrete tanks with 5 punch downs a day. Finally, the must was oaked for 12 months in French, European and American (20%) oak, 30% new oak, 20% second fill and the rest an even split between third to fifth fill barrels. Shortly before bottling the components where chosen and blended.
Pairing: Grilled and braised red Meat or marinated barbecue Chicken.
Storability: Perfect to enjoy now and can age a further 4-6 years.
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Platters Wine Guide: 4 stars