This wine has been produced from Shiraz grapes picked in late February from our Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard. The grapes were crushed and cold soaked for 6 days, then fermented for 10 days with pumping over twice a day. The wine was pressed and put to 100% French oak barriques and puncheons to undergo malolactic fermentation and maturation. The wine was then carefully blended, filtered and bottled under screwcap.
The 2015 vintage is regarded as a classic Hunter Valley vintage, with ideal warm growing conditions leading up to vintage followed by a burst of wet weather in late February. Good vineyard management and winemaking has resulted in some of the best wines we’ve made.
Enjoy now or cellar for 6-8 years.
Deep red in colour with violet hues.
Intense floral aromas.
A powerful core of ripe cherry and raspberry flavours, with hints of savoury spices and subtle tannins which add structure and complexity.