There are fewer finer matches to a top Rutherglen Shiraz than a gorgeously pink roast lamb. The plump fruit and savoury tones of the wine are perfect with the delicate meat and its succulent crust.
The care and restraint of this wine have given it the ability for lengthy cellaring. Our recommendation is for medium term 5-8 years.
The fruit was picked when perfectly ripe. Fully destemmed and fermented in our open vats with hand plunging three times a day. This wine is full of that alluring perfumed delicacy that can only come from the sandy vineyards of this uncompromising site. A Rutherglen red marked by sweet/savoury, multifaceted flavours and structure, this is certainly the purest, most complete Wahgunyah Shiraz to have passed our lips.
Rather than opt for one of our traditional long macerations we ran this wine to barrel whilst still warm and fizzing. The Shiraz spent twelve months in 225L French barriques, 1/3rd of which were new.
Shiraz is Australia’s favourite red grape and a regional treasure. We are lucky enough to have fruit from old vines, with all the intensity and depth of flavour that they bring. Shiraz is a pleasure to work with because of the way in which it carries flavours and aromas specific to the region and even the vineyard block, and layers these on top of a base of rich, soft plummy fruit.
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