Shiraz Viognier 2006
Excellent winter and spring rains set up another very good growing season and a slightly larger than average crop.
Harvest began on March 27 continuing until April 15. Total maceration times stretching out closer to three weeks. 32% new wood this year, with Sirugue, Francois Freres, Taransaud and Mercurey again being our preferred coopers.
12 months in oak, over which time the wine was racked aeratively twice.
Taken off lees in November and blended within their individual vineyard batches then returned to barrel.
Winner Best First Class Red, 2011 Cellars in the Sky International Airline Competition
- 14.5 % Alc/Vol
- 5.8 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