The Mornington Peninsula climate has changed little since Eocene times, and the Scorpo Family Vineyard in Merricks North is located in the heart of this region. Fossil evidence suggests that the climate is much the same as it was before the Older Volcanics, which means that the vineyard is blessed with a stable climate in most years, and offers the perfect combination of land, aspect, soil type and microclimate.
Shiraz is made in a Côte-Rôtie /Hermitage winemaking tradition. The fruit is chilled, de-stemmed, and open vat fermented. Pre- fermentation cold soaking of the de-stemmed fruit enhances flavours and complexity. Spontaneous wild yeast fermentation usually begins 4 to 5 days after. The cap is plunged as required. Cuvaison (length of time on skins) usually takes 18-20 days. After fermentation and cuvaison, the wine is pressed and transferred to a selection of new (approx. 25%) and used (one, two and three year old) tight grained French barriques. The wine is bottled 18 months later.
JAMES HALLIDAY 5-STAR WINERY
The 2013 Shiraz is a MUSEUM RELEASE which is deep red/purple in colour. An enchanting nose of rich dark berries with pepper, liquorice spiciness and earth. Wonderfully structured with savoury notes and silky persistent tannins. This is an elegant example of cool climate shiraz. Try with Chinese Sizzling Fillet Steak over steamed Buk Choy & Jasmine rice.
13% ABV - ALLOCATIONS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED & SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY