Colour: Deep Purple
Aroma: Rich blackberry, cedar and vanilla with a hint of spice
Palate: Velvety smooth with ripe berry fruits and polished tannins. A hint of chocolate
Grape Variety: Shiraz
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol 14.5%, Acidity 6.7 g/L, pH 3.65, RS <0.25g/150ml glass
Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
Vinification: 26 months in new & seasoned French Oak hogsheads.
Vintage Conditions: 2016 was a standout vintage for Shiraz. The fruit was particularly intense in colour and flavour, as showcased in this Family Selection, single varietal Shiraz. Autumn and winter were dry and cool which meant the start of the growing season was slightly delayed. Winter rainfall was low and some irrigation was used to replenish the soil moisture. Relatively mild summer climatic conditions with warm days and cool nights. An absence of extreme heat ensured even ripening therefore intensifying the varietal characteristics.
Vine Clone: BVRC 30
Harvest Date: March 16, 2016
94 Wine Orbit
91 Winestate Magazine
Silver Sommeliers Choice Award