2015 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.

Blend

Cab Sauv (36%), Cab Franc (28%), Petit Verdot (20%), Merlot (16%)

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 2015

Gold at 2017 New Zealand International Wine Show

Silver at 2017 International Wine & Spirits Competition

Bronze at 2017 New World Wine Awards

3 Stars at 2018 Winestate China Wine Yearbook

Region : 

Barossa

Vineyards : 

St Kitts, Milton Park, Kabininge

Bottled : 

January 2017

Alcohol : 

14.5 % v/v

Tasting Notes