Sometimes, a wine just feels calm, balanced. Nothing overt, with the edges smooth, such as this lovely wine with its 4% viognier, co-fermented. A core of ripe fruit and spices, with layers of savouriness, but it’s not fruity at all. Medium bodied, supple, with textural tannins and lots of detail throughout. Finishes long and pure. 95 points – Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2022
The 2019 is 95% Shiraz and 5% Viognier from our estate (as above, naturally farmed, duplex soils, 20-year-old vines). A longer process was initiated with this vintage: after a natural ferment (including 30% whole-bunch that was left on skins for 6 weeks), the wine was pressed to puncheons and left for one year. The next year it was further matured in untoasted Stockinger foudre. No additions or encouragement. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.