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Closure
Stelvin

Winemaker
Ben Riggs

Colour
Deep purple in colour.

Bouquet
Ripe cassis and black plum fruits on the nose with violets.

Palate
Varietal fruit-driven palate, with cassis and dark berryfruit and spice flavours. Soft tannins compliment the fruit with mouth-filling generous finish.

Grape Variety
Shiraz 100%

Growing Region
Limestone Coast

Date Bottled
13.09.2012

% Alcohol
14.5

Acidity
6.5 g/L

pH
3.52

 

Mt. Monster Shiraz 2011

Tasting Notes

Deep purple in colour. Ripe cassis and black plum fruits on the nose with violets. Varietal fruit-driven palate, with cassis and dark berryfruit 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

Harvest commenced three weeks later than usual due to the cooler temperatures and delayed ripening. This did result in good parcels of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc being harvested, which showed great early fruit flavor development. Reduced yields and selective harvesting of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes ensured berries were in good condition.