Out Of Stock
Oct 15 - Nov 13, 2016
This Shiraz is ready to be consumed on release. Drink by 2022.
A spicy Monster from down under! This Monster returns by popular demand with a robust nose of baking spices, black currant, and ripe blackberries. A smooth and well-balanced palate of black licorice and baked blueberry pie is gentle but certainly not wimpy to the taste buds.
2016 was a test of patience and persistence in our vineyards. A warm early spring followed by a late April snowstorn, which took us by surprise. The summer that followed turned out to be both cooler and wetter than expected, slowing fruit development and increasing weather monitoring. Luckily, a warm fall season saw a gradual cool down thus giving the grapes extra time to achieve full ripeness and flavour characteristics. The slow cooling process allowed the vines time to enter a gradual dormancy, turn woody and store their reserves for winter hibernation in preparation for spring 2017. Overall, the 2016 growing season was long, weathered and embraced by the team. We are grateful for the persistence and patience of the vineyard crew and Mother Nature, which resulted in yet another fantastic vintage.
Made from predominantly Shiraz grapes. The berries were hand picked at 23.5 °Band sorted in the vineyard. After destemming, the berries were hand sorted again, then crushed and held cold for four days. During fermentation hand plunging the must and judicious use of pumping over ensured optimum tannin extraction.