2011 Jarrah Shiraz
The cool climate and gravelly soils of the Frankland River Region in the south of Western Australia are well suited to the production of intense and elegantly structured wines.
The aim, since the first Jarrah Shiraz was made in 1995, has been to craft a wine that truly displayed the best that Shiraz can give when grown in Frankland River with the recognition that this can only be achieved in the great vintage years.
The Jarrah Shiraz is only made in small volumes, using carefully selected premium fruit from our oldest Shiraz vines. Traditional fermentation in small open vessels, which are hand plunged 3 to 4 times daily, the 2011 Shiraz was then pressed off skins after extended skin contact. Malolactic fermentation occurred while maturing in 1/3 new French Oak followed by a maturation in barrel for 20 months.
An extremely dry winter was followed by a warm growing season with intermittent and timely rainfall resulting in vines producing low yields of intensely flavoured fruit.
Brilliant deep crimson with garnet hue.
Vibrant flavours of black cherry and plums with a lively acid profile interwoven with savoury black pepper, leather and fine grained tannin structure.
Ready to enjoy now but will gain complexity over the next eight to ten years with careful cellaring.