Winemaker - Marnie Roberts
Grape Variety - 100% Shiraz
Region - 100% Clare Valley
Colour - Bright, deep red/purple
Bouquet - An enticing and fragrant wine that greets you with violets, squashed blackcurrants with an alluring hint of olive and licorice that intensifies with every swirl.
Palate - Elegance, subtle integration and balance of fruit with oak are all attributes of this wine. With juicy dark fruit flavours of blood plums and blackcurrants, persistent mouthcoating tannins and balanced oak integration that lifts rather than overpowers, this vintage typifies Clare Valley and all it has to offer. This is a wine that will be hard to put down.
General - Each component used in the blending of the Dark Side of the Moon creates a Shiraz that exemplifies certain characteristics of the Clare Valley. From Leasingham to just north of the Clare Valley township, we had access to parcels that defined the sub-regions of Clare and work harmoniously to create a full, rich and balanced Shiraz. Combined with careful oak selection with 20% New French Oak and 80% older French and American barrels, this Shiraz will continue to give for the next 8-10 years.
Serve With - Food matching with this wine is simple, bold flavoured foods. Try with an aged Scotch fillet steak topped with garlic butter on a bed of ratatouille. Simply matched with some creamy cheese and crackers will work well too.
Alcohol - 15.0%
pH - 3.44
TA - 7.3g/L