Cabernet Shiraz 2007

The second vintage came along with great anticipation. We ended up with a wine with its own appealing personality and obviously in taste; from the same family as the 06.

The components of this blend (66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Shiraz) were carefully selected in the vineyard. Both varieties were fermented traditionally in open fermenters over a 7 day period. At the completion of the 7 day period, the must was basket-pressed and then transferred to barrel.

Cabernet Sauvignon/ Shiraz blends have long been the mainstay of the Australian wine industry. This wine shows why the blend is so successful as it continues to develop in complexity with a subtle oak background.

The Cabernet delivers subtle berry aromas overriding the earthiness. Then the experience is enhanced with this lovely fruit driven wine balanced with a complementary savouriness. It is this balance that gives the wine its classiness and easy drinkability. It is this balance that provides the traditional Aussieness of this blend; of Wines.

Shiraz handpicked at 13.2 Baume; March 2007.
Cabernet handpicked at 13.8 Baume; April 2007.
Time in Oak: 18 months.

Did you know...
• When holding your glass, make sure to grip the stem. If you hold the wine glass by the bowl, your hand will heat the wine. This could change the flavor.
• Even the smallest details can change the flavour of wine. So make sure you don't wear any strong smelling perfumes which could mask or interfere with the bouquet.
Great with not-so-heavy meals: Love it with spag bol (homemade of course), nachos or tacos. Absolutely delicious with roast chicken. Great with grilled or roasted fish. Someone, the other day, enjoyed it with their dark chocolate. Go on, give it a go.
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