This wine comes from a single block selection from the oldest Shiraz vines in our Camelback vineyard. We have long been convinced that the Block Two produces the best quality Shiraz fruit we have. The Block 2 Shiraz is dark in colour, there are blackberries and violets on the nose. Layers of intense dark berry fruit and spice unfold on the palate, mingled with subtle tannins and a touch of earthiness. French oak enhances the richness of the fruit and adds complexity. Block Two is a wine with structure, length, and fine tannins. It will continue to improve over the next 5 or more years.
Winemaking: Our grapes were crushed into open and closed fermenters. The open fermenters were plunged 3-4 times daily to gently extract colour and flavour, the static fermenters pumped over twice daily for 20 minutes to achieve the same result. The open fermenters were basket pressed with the static fermenters pressed via pneumatic pressing. The wines were then transferred to French oak barriques for 12 months, approx 25% new, from the cooperages of Dargaud & Jaeglé and St Martin. After one racking during the year, the wines were then bottled.
Cellaring: Enjoy now, or cellar carefully for 6-8 years
$27.00 in any dozen
$30.00 per bottle