2011 Veritas Awards - Gold
2011 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Gold
2011 International Wine & Spirit Competition - Bronze
The 2009 continues the precedent of a full-bodied and generous wine displaying characteristic scents of white pepper and violets on the nose with dark fruit and a full array of spices on the palate presented in a smooth and elegant style.
Excellent ageing potential and one to stock up on.
Food match like Oxtail or Steak and Kidney Pie.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 2001, 2002
Trellising: 5 wire Perold
About The Harvest
It was our first vintage that we used 100% of our own fruit. We controlled the production by leaving only one bunch/bearer, to try and optimize ripeness.
Balling Harvested: 26° Balling
In The Cellar
We split our fermentation by using open tanks and pump-over fermenters. Some of the grapes only spent a week on the skins, while others spent almost 4 weeks. The idea is to achieve a very complex and versatile Shiraz. The wine spent 12 months in 300l barrels, of which 20% was in American oak.