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.
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