The nose is elegant and lively with lovely, rich aromas of blackberry, dark cherry fruit and spice. The wine is vibrant and balanced with a soft, creamy, palate of strawberry and red cherry fruit flavours. The finish is fresh and lively with great length.
This bottle fermented Shiraz is created from a blend of vintage wines and the individual parcels of Shiraz undergo primary fermentation in stainless steel vats followed by extended barrel fermentation on lees in order to build complexity and richness.
The base wines are then blended and bottled adding the liqueur de tirage for the secondary fermentation which gives the wine its sparkle. After eighteen months’ bottle maturation on lees the wine is disgorged and topped up with the liqueur de dosage which counterbalances the wine’s natural acidity.
Review by: Cowra Wine Show 2009