Vintage Conditions: 2008 was at the end of the Mudgee drought spell, with vineyard yields being low. All reds are medium bodied because of the cooler vintage conditions.
Winemaking: This shiraz was harvested from our block N vineyard which is on deep clay soils at 520m above sea level. It was fermented in small open fermenters and gently hand plunged several times daily. Maturation was in French and American Hogsheads for 12 months.
Tasting Notes: A wine with distinctive and regional character showing savoury nuances to ripe plum prune fruit on the nose. The palate is soft and generous with blackberry and chocolate fruit flavours and fine savoury tannins to finish. A real food wine that would make a great match with Italian style veal.
• Alcohol 13.5%
• Residual Sugar 0.5 g/L
• Titratible acidity 5.9