Country: Australia Region: Western Australia
Vintage: 2010 Colour: Red Style: Dry
The area is famous for its premium quality, cool climate wine production, its proximity to the Southern Ocean ensuring the slow ripening of the grapes which enhances fruit composition and aromatic qualities. Plantagenet’s five vineyards are located to the south and west of the town.
Fruit is sourced from the Wyjup & Bouverie vineyards with a small portion sourced from their oldest grower - Charleston vineyard. All the vineyards grow on free draining gravel loams around the Mt Barker area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia.
The wine underwent a ten day ferment, with very gentle maceration during fermentation at moderately warm temperatures and gentle slow pressing. The wine‘s structure was enhanced with the use of 40% new tight grain, French oak and was aged for 18 months before blending, filtration and bottling.
Ageing Potential: 7-10 Years
Dark cherry and blackberry flavours with underlying spicy, peppery and tobacco notes which distinguish Shiraz from this cool-climate region. A velvety, textural palate with layered complexity and fine, silky tannins supporting the dense, dark fruit. An elegant, classic Great Southern Shiraz with a long life ahead.
Food Matches: Venison / Lamb / Barbecues