Frankland Estate Shiraz 2015
97% Shiraz and 3% Viognier grown on the family’s estate vineyard. This wine was fermented as long and slowly as possible, at temperatures not exceeding 30 degrees in open tanks that allowed the cap to be worked by plunging and gentle pumping over. Extended maceration followed completion of the ferment to allow optimal colour, flavour and tannin extraction. It was aged for 18 months in 500-litre French oak puncheons. Shows fresh lifted aromas of plums and cherries with black pepper and spice. Earthy savoury hints combine seamlessly with subtle oak flavours. Dried herbs and spice on the palate is balanced with blueberry and a soft, creamy, textured palate.
In a mixed or straight case: $27.54