Winemaker - Marnie Roberts
Grape Variety - 100% Shiraz
Region - 100% Estate grown vineyards, Clare Valley, South Australia
Colour - Blood red with purple hues
Bouquet - Heady, savoury aromas jump alluringly out of the glass on first pour, backed up with violets, juicy blueberry and a subtle nuance of cloves. The bouquet is like a soft, plush dark purple welcome mat letting you know there is a lot more to be discovered once you open the door.
Palate - Our second release Signature Series furthermore demonstrates the elegance and power of Clare Valley Shiraz. This 2014 Shiraz possesses a luxuriousness akin to a dark secret that you will want to keep all to yourself. Beyond the sweetly intense aromatics is an opulent wine with intertwined flavours of blood plums, olive and tobacco, mocha and a touch of graphite. The flavours are persistent, complemented by a velvety structure that allows the drinker to savour each sip.
General - After a year of oak maturation, every barrel of Shiraz across our estate grown vineyards was assessed to select only the best parcels to be earmarked for reserve status. Further tasting after the second year, highlighted the two, very best barrels, that are now our Signature Series blend. The result is a wine that demonstrates the power and depth of character that can be drawn from our premium estate grown vineyards. With 35% New French oak and 65% second-season French and American Oak, the wine has layered and mouth coating tannins creating a refined, elegant yet powerful wine. We believe this is a wine worthy of the big occasions.
Serve With - Rich, slow cooked beef cheeks or pair with your favourite blue cheese. Double-decanting will allow this structured wine to be approachable now or with careful cellaring, drink up to 2033
Alcohol - 15.2%
pH - 3.52
TA - 7.1g/L