2013 Shotfire Quartage

Comments

Deep red with brick hues. Lifted berry, cinnamon, nutmeg and dried oregano aromas. The palate doesn’t disappoint with a multitude of flavours melding together to form the wines flavour, starting with red berries and anise. On release the tannins for the fruit and oak are firm and long, the generosity of fruit is balanced by an elegance provided by natural acidity. The wine is full bodied and complete.

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 (12 months) for maturation. The wine was racked after six months and the parcels were blended to form the final wine.

Vintage Notes

Spring rainfall was well below average with several days reaching 30°C. The growing season had even temperatures and little rainfall. Ripening was slow and steady leading to the development of good tannin structure and fruit characters.

Harvested

March 2013

Silver at 2015 New Zealand International Wine Show

Silver at 2015 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION

Silver at 2015 International Wine Challenge

Bronze at 2015 Barossa Wine Show

JAMES HALLIDAY, WINE COMPANION 2016

93 Points - 'Mid-palate is sweet and jubey but strong arms of tannin keep it in line. Blackcurrant, mint, violet and a dusting of herbs. Can be consumed now as a hearty-but-muscular wine, but time won't be unkind.'

Region : 

Barossa

Vineyards : 

St Kitts, Milton Park, Kabininge

Bottled : 

December 2014

Alcohol : 

14.5 % v/v

Tasting Notes