2013 Signature Collection Shiraz Viognier
REGION: Granite Belt, Australia
VARIETAL: Shiraz and Viognier
BRAND: Signature Collection
WINE TYPE: Red Wine
QTY: Bottle, Case of 6
COLOUR: Rich ruby red, with violet tones
CELLARING: Now – 2018
NOSE: A young, elegant Shiraz Viognier blend showing red currants, cinnamon, forest floor fruits, touch of floral spice, and soft vanillin oak.
PALATE: Sourced from Blocks 3 and 26 from Severn Scenes Vineyard, this is a distinctive Granite Belt cool climate Shiraz style; very delicate, lovely Shiraz essence with intense cherries and plum, and lovely hints of apricots from the Viognier. Firm tannins, good intensity and well balanced supporting oak.
WINEMAKING COMMENTS: 2013 was a good year for Shiraz, along with small hand-selected parcels of Viognier to create a regional blend that works well in our Granite Belt vineyards. We used a cold soak method on the. Shiraz with 7% Viognier juice added to the crushed red fruit prefermentation. Cool fermented with both wild and cultured yeasts, then aged in oak barriques for 13 months.
Alcohol: 13.5% vol