Shiraz Viognier 2004
Another warm year, this time with some good spring rain leading up to it.
Rich, ripe fruit characters and fine tannins are the hallmark of this vintage. Supremely drinkable even from the barrel.
Picking started on April 3 continuing until April 15.
The fruit was in excellent condition. 3-to-4-day pre-ferment maceration on most batches with total maceration between 9 and 16 days.
7% Viognier and 23% whole bunches were used in the ferments.
12 months in 35% new wood: Sirugue, Francois Freres, Taransaud and Mercurey barrels.
- 14.3 % Alc/Vol
- 6.0 g/L
- 0 g/L
The Wall Street Journal
Some argue this is Australia's greatest red wine, it is certainly one of the greatest Shirazs