The nose shows warm cherry and a slight medicinal lift reminiscent of blackberry cough syrup complimented by aromas of rustic earth and spice. The palates journey begins with intense blackberry and coating velvety tannins which progress towards a chalky finish. The acidity balances the tannin well revealing flavours of forest berries, dusty oak and lingering dryness. A complex wine of great length.
Awards, Reviews & Accolades:
Trophy Best Red Blend 2012 Langhorne Creek Winemakers Showcase
Background, Vintage and Winemaker Notes:
The fruit used to make this wine was sourced from the Temple Bruer’s certified organic vineyard. Harvesting commenced from early to mid March 2006. Fermentation progressed at a moderate rate and the wine was pumped over skins for two weeks. All the pressings were included with the free-run wine. Malolactic fermentation was encouraged and at its completion the wine was racked into American oak for maturation.
Variety: Shiraz 64% Malbec 36%
Region: Langhorne Creek, SA
Production: 2650 cases
Alcoholic strength: 14.7% v/v
Total Acidity: 7.4g/L
Residual Sugar: 2.23g/L
Free/total SO2 at bottling: 22/72 mg/L
Produced without using animal products – vegan friendly