No.89 Shiraz



The fruit used for No.89 is from the 20 year old vines that exhibit powerful spices and peppery flavours- a representation of a classic cool area Shiraz.  The oak adds complexity, but the intense fruit restrains and helps harmonise.  The flavours are vibrant and follow the aroma of spicy fruit characters; dark cherry, ripe plum and a hint of clove and nutmeg.  There is 1% Viognier co- fermented in this wine and it contributes to a very subtle softening of the cool climate spice.  Soft fine tannins combine with great length of flavour to give a wine of youth that will repay with cellaring- a very complete and elegant wine.

Winemaking Notes
• Hand harvested
• Hand sorted
• Fermented in open vats
• 40% whole bunch to develop interest and texture
• 30% new French barriques
• Malolactic in spring
• 12 months maturation

Winemakers Tasting Notes
The No89 is bright and detailed. It is has alluring fruit with undertones of spice and earth. On the palate the wine is opulent with savoury tannins, spice, length and finesse.

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