This wine is great company for warm, sweet meats especially suited to slow cooked lamb shanks.
Great Western Sub Region of the Grampians Wine Region. The grapevines are a local selection that arrived in Great Western in the 1860’s.
100% Grampians Shiraz
The vines were planted in 2003. They are planted on a 3m x 2m grid and irrigated by an in-line dripper system. The vines are spur pruned to 26 buds per vine, vertically shoot positioned at a cordon height of 1 m on a north facing slope. This ensures good fruit exposure, natural management of crop levels and early and even ripening.
Using traditional techniques with open fermenters and hand plunging until the fermentation process is complete. The red juice is then run off and separated from the skins which are pressed with the juice run back where necessary or kept separate to blend back at a later date. The completed wine is racked into both small and large barrels where it remains until we decide to put into a bottle – usually around 14 months. We hold the bottled wine for approximately 12 months prior to release.
Enjoy now or cellar carefully for 5 to 8 years