GRENACHE 60% SHIRAZ 35% MATARO 5%
The lifted aromas of spice, cherry, rose petal and tar are derived from the Grenache and the sense of the depth of plums and pepper comes from the Shiraz. The Mataro adds earthy, meaty notes and with all three varieties combined form a deeply complex nose. The Grenache automatically hits the front palate with its sweet confectionary spiced cherry fruit following on into the density of plums and dark fruits from the Shiraz with the Mataro rounding the flavours off with an earthy long lasting finish. A medium to full bodied wine aged in 3-4yr old French and American oak hogsheads means very little oak influence, rather forming a luscious broad palate with soft fine grained tannins, savoury notes, and allowing the wine gain in complexity.
pH 3.55 Total Acidity 5.8g/L Alcohol 14.8%
Gold Australian Small Wine Makers Show 2009
Silver McLaren Vale Wine Show 2009