2016 Shotfire Quartage
A traditional blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot & Merlot give this wine its deep inky red colour. On the nose, ripe plums and blackcurrant are complimented by notes of smoky bacon and spice. The palate is teeming with complex notes of black cherry, chocolate, anise and again the trademark blackcurrant. Firm tannins give the wine great length and density.
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.
Cab Sauv (47%), Cab Franc (31%), Merlot (14%), Petit Verdot (8%)
A warm dry spring led to into similarly dry conditions in December and January. The warm weather brought harvest on in the first week of February. A couple of good rain events led to milder conditions and a long even ripening period and excellent flavour development. The wine from 2016 show typical Barossa warmth and generosity and will age well.
St Kitts, Milton Park, Kabininge
14.5 % v/v