2017 Shiraz Viognier

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2017 Shiraz Viognier

There are 6 small parcels of Shiraz of estate grown fruit which ripen at different times due to their varied locations.  As Viognier is a late ripening white variety we are able to harvest the Viognier on the same day as a parcel of Shiraz.  We press off the free run Viognier juice and then returned the skins to co-ferment with the Shiraz.  The final wine, which is 2.5% Viognier, undergoes 12 months of maturation in French oak before bottling.

Vintage:
A classic cool climate growing season with ample rainfall and cold temperatures was followed by a dry and sunny Autumn. The result being a slow, even ripening with tremendous flavour development at low sugar levels.

Colour:
Vibrant deep crimson with magenta hues.

Palate:
Juicy black cherry fruit flavours on the medium bodied palate with spicy white pepper carrying through the layers of fine grained silky tannins.

Cellaring:
Ready to drink now, although will gain complexity over the next five to eight years with careful cellaring.

Alcohol:
14.5%

Bottle:$30.00
Case (12 bottles):$360.00
$336.00