Shiraz: the grape that was made for Australia. The hot climate is perfect for bringing out the best traits in this popular grape varietal. Australian Shiraz is seductively delicious, with rich, ripe aromas that deliver right through to the full zesty finish. The style allows for polished tannins early, so the young wine is not rough or harsh. The aged version retains the core fruit flavors of plums, cherries and blackberries, but also gains extra polish. Food pairings: "big meat" and game dishes, barbeque, zesty pastas. Also, cheddar and savory firm cheeses.
Oak Intensity: Heavy
The 16 liters of varietal juice from international vineyards make 6 gallons, providing approximately 30 bottles of wine.