2014 Terra Barossa Shiraz Cabernet Petit Verdot

Comments

Deep inky colour. A complex fruit driven aroma. Red currant, spice and cream lay-ered with slight herbal undertones, the palate has a grainy tannin line. The red currant, blackberry fruit characters, dried herb notes combine with a spicy oak character. The wine has a soft but lingering finish.

Vinification Notes

The fruit was harvested at night when the fruit was deemed to be ripe by our winemakers. Warm fermentation was carried out in a mix of potter and open fer-menter. Extended time on skins adds to the texture of the wine. The wine was matured in French oak for ten months prior to blending and bottling.

Blend

Shiraz - 51%, Cabernet Sauvignon - 38%, Petit Verdot - 11%

Vintage Notes

The 2014 Vintage was characterised by Spring rainfall being well below average with several days reaching 30°C. With the exception of these few days the growing season had even temperatures throughout. Ripening was slow and steady leading to the development of good tannin structure and fruit characters.

Harvested

March 2014

Silver at 2015 The Great Australian Red Challenge

89 Points - Josh Reynolds, Vineous

Brilliant violet. Aromas and flavors of cassis, cherry pit, dark chocolate and candied flowers, given spicy lift by a peppery nuance. Juicy and focused on the palate; a pungent herbal element builds as the wine opens up. Finishes on a spicy note, with good tenacity and dusty tannins lending shape and grip.

Region : 

Barossa

Bottled : 

July 2015

Alcohol : 

14.5%

Tasting Notes