2013 Shotfire Quartage
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.
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.
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.
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.'
St Kitts, Milton Park, Kabininge
14.5 % v/v