2015 Growing Season experienced so many sequential days of perfect grape growing weather and has been one of the earliest harvests on record. Plentiful winter rains in 2014 were vital for the 2015 harvest. Large canopies, moderate yields and ideal ripening conditions encouraged an earlier than usual harvest free of disease.
The early harvested wines from 2015 sustained great natural acidity, ripe tannins with bright fruit flavours and spice. Another season remarkable for delivering naturally balanced wines without testing alcohols nor over ripe flavours. A very good vintage with many wines likely to demonstrate great cellaring potential.
The Shiraz Vineyards intended for this blend are picked early whilst encouraging opulent flavour accumulation. 18% of the fruit is fermented as whole bunch in 1 x 6.5kL oak vat; the wine is then aged for 21 months in the same large format oak vat prior to bottling.
Marananga Terroir + Old World Winemaking = Outrageously Delicious