The Shiraz grapes were harvested by machine and hand from the Montara Estate plantings, as well as a 4% addition of Viognier from Great Western.
Fruit was destemmed before transfer to a single 2 tonne open fermenter for co-fermentation. Twice daily punch downs were conducted to extract the desired colour and tannin. The wine was transferred to 20% new French oak hogsheads for maturation prior to bottling.
The result is an extremely elegant and spicy Shiraz Viognier blend. Careful cellaring will reward.
Will pair nicely with choice beef or red game meats.
Cellaring Potential: 10+ years