2016 has been phenomenal, despite the dry season our approach to sustainable wine grape growing has ensured this harvest was overflowing with great fruit quality. The season was challenging, a result of prolonged dry periods and a warm December but we had few days above 40oC and then a much needed rain event came late in January. This was the turning point of our vintage, as the exhausted vineyards inhaled the relief of 48mm of rain, the vines were now set, absorbing the light to bring on the flavours and textures to see way for another great harvest.
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