Heritage Shiraz 2010
Just inhale to enjoy the wide range of flavor notes in this deep purple wine, a blend of the heritage Australian Shiraz and the French Hermitage Syrah grapes that we have planted on our Estate Vineyard.
Dark plum in the glass with rich aromas of blackberries, cherries, and vanilla that are very inviting. After decanting for around an hour, the wine shows intense flavors of dark berries with smooth silky tannins. This Shiraz is voluptuous with a smooth finish of black pepper and lingering vanilla.
A very elegant Shiraz, this deep, dense, long-living wine is made exclusively from Shiraz/Syrah as intense as many a Rhône Hermitage, showing rich, plum and dark liquorice-chocolate on the nose with a slight tobacco and lingering toffee flavor on the palate, all the while with soft background notes of black pepper.
Plenty of tannin to foster aging, the wine is still not too aggressive to be enjoyed immediately, but will definitely benefit from some more time in the bottle.
This smooth, rich wine will work well with most foods allowing you to add your own special blend of herbs and spices. Imagine a roasted pork loin well seasoned with garlic and onions. Try this with bratwurst, spicy lamb dishes and cold meats with chutney but for a special treat pair it with BarBQ pork spare ribs with a smokey BarBQ sauce.
The 2010 grape harvest was challenging with a wet spring followed by a late bud break and then a long, cool growing season that ended with a heat spike bringing the grapes to a quick maturity. As expected this gave us slightly lower sugars with higher acids and deep colors and flavors.
The season caused us a lot more time in the vineyard trimming fruit or pulling leaves to assure full fruit maturity and lower than normal yields. We ended up with remarkable quality of fruit throughout our range of vineyards which led to a more restrained, elegant style of wine.