Alkoomi Wines is one of WA's largest family owned and operated wine producers. Owners, Sandy and Rod Hallett, together with their children, Laura, Emily and Molly represent the third and fourth generation living and working on the Alkoomi property in Frankland River. It is this family's love and commitment to the place they chose in the Great Southern, as well as Alkoomi's unique combination of gravelly loam soils, warm sunny days and cool nights during the ripening season that produce grapes of intense varietal character and a sense of place.
There are 6 small parcels of Shiraz of estate grown fruit which ripen at different times due to their varied location.When the Viognier fruit is ripe, we were able to harvest on the same day as the Shiraz in block 17. We pressed off some free run Viognier and then returned the skins to co-ferment with the Shiraz.The final wine, which is 3% Viognier, undergoes 12 months of maturation in French oak before bottling.
Matured in French oak (20% new) for 12 months. Savoury spice and licorice aromas build a framework for the full-bodied blackberry/black cherry fruit at the centre of the wine, tannins joining in on the finish. Great vintage, top class wine. Drink to: 2038; Price: $28.00; Date Tasted: March 2020; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 96 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion
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