Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre 2018


A classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape inspired blend (Grenache Shiraz Mourvèdre) with a tiny addition of co-fermented Muscat of Alexandria. This wine is consistently rated amongst the best in Australia of its class, and truly demonstrates the potential of the Yarra Valley for producing elegant Rhône style wines.

Tasting Notes

Colour: Medium Purple

Aroma: Richly perfumed with a bouquet of spice and dark fruits, evolving into soft bramble, chocolate and fleshy dark cherry.

Palate: The fresh palate holds mouth-filling primary flavours of red and dark fruit against subtle oak spice. It’s fine and persistent tannin structure produces an elegant finish. A delicious, all-purpose young wine.

Closure: Diam

Technical Notes

Grenache (56%) Shiraz (30%) and Mourvèdre (13%) were sourced from our Rhône plantings. A tiny quantity of Muscat of Alexandria (1%) was co-fermented with the Grenache. All varietals were harvested upon reaching phenolic ripeness and cropped at 2.2 tonnes to the acre. Grenache-Muscat, Shiraz and Mourvèdre were all fermented separately in open top fermenters with a mix of wild and cultured yeasts. Selected ferments were left to soak on skins for up to 21 days for additional maceration. The wine was aged in some second fill and older French barriques and puncheons for 18 months prior to bottling without fining or filtration.

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