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An intriguing amalgam of raspberries and blackberries, cracked black pepper and the sweet aroma of rich, organic-fuelled soil.
Perfectly ripe raspberries and blackberries explode on the palate, which is round and seductive with well integrated French oak acting as seasoning to the savoury notes.
The wine opens up to reveal elegant fine tannins in unison with the fresh berry flavours. Powerful, refined and full of generosity
The genius of this wine began well before harvest in the painstaking search for the greatest vineyards and finest fruit. Each parcel of perfectly ripe fruit was fermented separately in hand-plunged open fermenters. Individual parcels were pressed to barrel and each was carefully nurtured through its 12 month maturation.
Sirugue barrels were chosen for their ability to bring out the best in spicy, full-fruited wines and a small number of Bossuet and Dargaud & Jaegle barrels provided added complexity. The key stage of blending began about nine months into the journey. Every barrel was assessed and many hours spent at the tasting bench seeking a perfect harmony in the many elements that together make a truly great wine.
The result is a uniquely balanced wine that slowly reveals its story of Victoria’s terroir, the season it lived, the barrel it rested in and the hands and hearts it touched on its journey to you.
Set among rugged hills in the central west of the state, this region is known for premium Shiraz wines.
Vines were first planted after gold was discovered in 1854 but the modern wine industry dates from the 1960s. Wines typically have a note of peppery spice that is distinctive and sets the region apart from other hotter Shiraz regions.
10 years ago we challenged ourselves to explore Australia’s best terroir.
With the Handpicked Numbered Series we have reinvented the iconic Australian blended wine. Each wine in this series is unique, made in tiny quantities from special parcels of fruit and only made in exceptional vintages.
All great wine begins in a great vineyard. We select only the best fruit from outstanding vineyards that have a track record of producing exceptional fruit year after year.
Each label in the Numbered Series tells a story of craftmanship and origin through contour lines inspired by the landscape.