2017 Terra Barossa Shiraz Cabernet Petit Verdot
Dark red in colour. Hints of blackberry, satsuma plum and cherry on the nose. The palate shows chocolate, rhubarb and black fruits with smokey, integrated oak. A balanced wine showing the rich fruit of Shiraz, the structure of Cabernet and the perfume of Petit Verdot.
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.
Shiraz - 50%, Cabernet Sauvignon - 40%, Petit Verdot - 10%
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.