Shiraz Viognier 2007

This wine displays a beautiful, dark, inky colour. Powerfully perfumed with sweet fruits, thyme, vanilla, fennel and violets. There is a silky, soft feel and glossy texture on the pallet that combine flavours of currents, white pepper and ethereal spice. Rich, lingering fruit and a long, pleasant finish.

Winemakers Notes

The grapes were picked fully ripe.

The Harvest

After harvesting the grapes were crushed together with the Viognier and co-fermented. Fermented at about 25° C for 1 week. No extended skin contact. Malolactic fermentation took place in barrel. The wine was then racked off malolactic lees and then matured in 95% French oak, 5% American oak for 13 months. The new wood component was 45%.

In the Cellar

Blend Information

95% Shiraz, 5% Viognier

Botanical Sketch

Each of our wines is linked to a specific flower – the characteristics of the wine are symbolized by that particular flower on the label.

Herbae (Herbs)

Our Syrah has powerful perfumed aromas of fennel, thyme, rosemary, violet and oregano, much like one would experience whilst strolling through a herb garden.

15.0%
3.52

2.6 g/l
5.6 g/l

Alcohol
pH

RS
Total Acid

Awards

Veritas 2008 – Silver,
Johan Platter 2010 – 4 Stars

Previous Vintages

Current Vintage

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