2017 Shotfire Quartage

Comments

This traditional blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot & Malbec boast a deep inky red - purple colour. Aromas of freshly crushed peppercorns, roasted capsicum & blackcurrant fill the glass. On the palate there is a generosity of fruit. The notes of dark cacoa and smokey bacon intertwined with velvety tannins lead to a complex finish.

 

 

Vinification Notes

The fruit was harvested at night.  Fermentation was carried out in a variety of small capacity fermenters.  After pressing the parcels were filled to French oak for  12 months maturation.  The wine was racked after six months and the parcels were  blended to form the final wine.

 

Blend

Cab Sauv (47%), Cab Franc (31%), Petit Verdot (12%), Malbec (10%)

Vintage Notes

An above average wet spring and cooler than average summer temperatures led to a later start to picking than normal. This combined with a long and mild ripening period meant that our fruit developed to a beautiful level of maturity on the vine.  This has led to outstanding flavours and perfumed, expressive wines.  The colours are vibrant and tannins are silky with a fine savoury finish.

 

 

Gold at 2019 New Zealand Wine Show

Silver at 2019 New World Wine Awards

Silver at 2019 Perth Royal Wine Show

Bronze at 2019 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards

Bronze at 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition

Region : 

Barossa

Vineyards : 

St Kitts, Milton Park, Kabininge

Alcohol : 

14.5 % v/v

Tasting Notes