Fruit was selected from two vineyards to produce this wine, one in the foothills near Lyndoch where it is slightly cooler and the other in the floor of the valley to offer two slightly different styles adding to the nuances of this wine. Fruit was crushed into small fermenters and cold soaked for 36-48 hours to enrich the flavour and colour extraction from the fruit and then inoculated and allowed to warm up and ferment at 22 - 25°C for an 7-10 days. 2012 provided an excellent growing season with a warmer spring encouraging healthy wines and the prospect of an early harvest. A mild and even season with cooler than average maximum temperatures during summer along with slightly lower yields resulted in densely coloured reds with wonderful varietal expression.
Deep red colour with purple hues. The bouquet has spectrum of dark red fruits with a subtle backdrop of spices and a dash of vanillian oak while the palate is a richly rewarding Shiraz wine with an abundance of plush ripe red berry and plum fruit supported by well integrated oak with textural tannins that lingers in the senses to the finish.
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