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Winemaker
Ben Riggs

Colour
Rich purple in colour.

Bouquet
Ripe blackberry and plum fruits on the nose with floral notes.

Palate
Varietal fruit-driven palate, with cherry/berry fruit and spice flavours. Soft tannins compliment the fruit with mouth-filling generous finish.

Grape Variety
Shiraz

Growing Region
Limestone Coast

% Alcohol
14.5

Residual Sugar
1.4

Acidity
6.3

pH
3.44

 

Mt. Monster Shiraz 2009

Tasting Notes

Rich purple in colour. Ripe blackberry and plum fruits on the nose with floral

notes. Varietal fruit-driven palate, with cherry/berry fruit and spice flavours.

Soft tannins compliment the fruit with mouth-filling generous finish.

Winemaking Report

Our Shiraz is fermented in static fermenters at controlled temperatures to

retain the varietal aromatics. Once complete the wine is left for 7–10 days on

skins to aide in the extraction of soft fleshy tannins and build wine structure.

French & American oak has been used sparingly to ensure maximum fruit

expression is retained in the final wine.

Vintage Conditions

It started out full bore with the usual warm February weather. All our grape

varieties started to ripen at the same time making it one of our most compact

vintages to date. Vine-balance was carefully monitored, resulting in fruit that

demonstrate the vibrancy and fruit-derived characters that we strive for in our

wines.


Reviews
  • 2009 Mt Monster Shiraz
    Score: 89 points Review by: Wine Showcase
    Dark fruit deep plum in colour, has beautiful lifted spice on the nose sweet and fresh fruity palate with nice length.

 

Awards
  • SILVER MEDAL
    San Francisco International Wine Competition 2011