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Closure
Screw Cap

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
100% Shiraz

Growing Region
100% Padthaway

Date Bottled
17.12.2009

% Alcohol
14.5%

Residual Sugar
3.0g/L

Acidity
6.3g/L

pH
3.44

Maturation
7-10 days on skins to aide in the extraction of soft fleshy tannins & build wine structure. French & American oak was used sparingly to ensure maximum fruit expression is retained in the final wine.

 

Mt. Monster Shiraz 2008

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.

Our sole objective is to produce the best wines possible from our unique vineyard site. Planted on own rootstock and located in the Padthaway valley which is comprised of rich Terra Rosa soils our estate vineyard benefits from excellent sun exposure producing grapes of optimum flavour, colour and tannin development. The warm summer days are moderated each evening by coastal winds that cool the vines and result in a longer ripening period. This extended period allows for the grape tannins and seed to fully ripen prior to being harvested, thus creating wines that are rich and supple on the palate.

Our pursuit of great wine can also be seen in the meticulous management of our vineyard. We strive for low crop yields and small grape bunches of intense flavour, and whilst we employ the latest technology in the vineyard to help us achieve vine balance and reduced vigour, we harvest when the fruit reaches full flavour development.


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