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This Estate Wine is made from three grapes, with all the grapes sourced from our Farm. This is the maiden vintage of this particular blend. The Shiraz gives a spicy note filled with Black pepper and cloves. The Grenache lifts these flavours with subtle hints of White Pepper, Liquorice and Raspberries. The Mourvèdre shines on the palate where it softens the spiciness of the wines and gives it a darker fruit flavour.

Platters Wine Guide: 86 Points

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Vintage: 2017

Grape Variety: Blend of 70% Shiraz, 15% Mourvèdre and 15% Grenache

Winemaking Notes
After the harvesting of the grapes the must has been cold soaked for 7 days at a temperature of 7°C. Thereafter it was fermented for 8 days in open concrete tanks with 5 punch downs a day. Finally, the must was oaked for 12 months in French, European and American (20%) oak, 30% new oak, 20% second fill and the rest an even split between third to fifth fill barrels. Shortly before bottling the components where chosen and blended.

Alcohol: 15.0%
RS: 1.3g/l
pH: 3.69
TA: 5.2g/l
TSO2: 46mg/l

Drinking Temperature
14-18°C

Pairing
Grilled and braised red Meat or marinated barbecue Chicken.

Storability
Perfect to enjoy now and can age a further 4-6 years.