This is a medium bodied wine style that is best served chilled.
2008 was a hot season that followed a warm, dry Spring. Vine growth was good and even throughout the vineyard. Summer was generally warm to hot and relatively dry throughout the ripening season. This produced small, concentrated berries with rich plum fruit flavours. During the mid March heatwave we ceased picking and resumed when cooler conditions prevailed in late March.
2009 was also a hot season that followed a cool, dry spring. Vine growth was moderate throughout the vineyard. Mid January, temperatures soared to 40 degrees and the extreme conditions did not abate until mid March. This resulted in significant vine stress, a modest degree of defoliation and berry shrivel. Ripening was supressed, resulting in a fine, elegant wine style.
Blending fruit from these two vintages has produced a medium weight, elegant sparkling shiraz, with high natural acidity and spicy fruit characteristics.
Winemaker: Graeme Quigley & Sue Kerrison
Colour: Dark red to garnet with purple to garnet hue
Nose: Sweet plums and cherries, with spicy overtones
Palate: Spicy plum, cherries and sweet berries with a soft lingering finish.
ALC/VOL: 13.9% v/v
$40.50 in any dozen
$45.00 per bottle
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