2018 Shotfire Quartage

Comments

A blend of four classic varietals; Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc & Merlot. This generous blend boasts a rich deep red-purple colour. Aromas of blackberries, satsuma plum and anise fill the glass. On the palate, plush tannins are accompanied by rich notes of cassis and blackcurrant. Together they produce a wine with lavish density, complexity and length. A wine that can be enjoyed now or laid down to age for many years.

 

 

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

 

Blend

47% CAB SAUV, 23% MALBEC, 20% CABERNET FRANC, 10% MERLOT

Vintage Notes

The 2018 growing season had all the hallmarks of a classic vintage. Consistent warm temperatures produced perfect conditions for our red varieties to ripen. This along with good winter rains and a dry harvest period resulted in wines with great depth of varietal flavours, excellent tannin structure and colour along with a long balanced finish.

 

 

Region : 

Barossa

Vineyards : 

St Kitts, Milton Park

Alcohol : 

14.5 % v/v

Tasting Notes