Salena 2007 Organic Shiraz
Ruby red colour this 5yo wine is drinking very well. The aromas are of mulberry and spice with hints of licorice and pepper. The mid-weight palate still shows dark fruit and is smooth with fine grained silky tannins. Ideal with mid-week pizza and pasta.
Alc/Vol : 14.4% pH : 3.40 Total Acid : 6.6g/L Residual Sugar : 0.7 g/L
Vintage Conditions: Early vine growth was strong with cool conditions experienced and ample soil moisture available. Extra water allocation in the Riverland district was a bonus and most vignerons experienced good flowering despite the record heat-wave experienced in November. This heat-wave however, was moderated by significant rainfall in the latter half of the month. Vintage itself saw warm but not extreme temperatures from January onwards. Slightly warmer night time temperatures combined with the dry conditions, meant an early start to harvesting, but unlike other recent vintages, most vineyards were in great health and with good canopy balance.
Silver Medal 2008 Vienna Wine Show