Why do we love it, you ask?
This Shiraz from the certified organic and biodynamic Yangarra vineyard will knock your socks off. Just to start, the gorgeous deep purple colour and notes of dark chocolate make it a wine to impress.
This Shiraz is as smooth as Idris Elba meeting your parents. And I know I would want a taste of that. The Shiraz I mean.
This wine is going to make these types of food delish…and vice versa!
Steak and Kidney pie
The long version.
Impress your friends. Impress yourself.
Region: McLaren Vale
Some of the Shiraz was harvested at night and received by way of a belt elevator and only de-stemmed. Whole berries were double sorted before going into open-top fermenters. Hand picked parts of blocks meant some whole bunch ferments within the final blend. The winemakers cold-soaked the fermentation tanks for 5-6 days until the onset of wild-fermentation, utilising the yeasts that naturally come in with the grapes from the vineyard.
The open fermenters underwent a careful regime of plunging and rack and returns. The wine was then sent to French barriques (approximately 20% New oak) after about 12-14 days and kept on the yeast lees prior to blending. The wine received no fining, just filtration.
This certified biodynamic wine is a vibrant crimson-purple colour, with aromas and flavours of black fruits and dark chocolate abundant in the wine.
The full weighted palate is filled with eloquent tannins, which provide a powerful structure and smooth texture to this Shiraz.
James Halliday Wine Companion 2018, August 2017