This wine is a classic example of cool climate Shiraz, highlighting the elegant fruit notes and hints of spice alongside gently supportive, finegrained tannins and a smooth, lingering finish.
93 points 2022 Halliday Wine Companion.
93 points Gary Walsh.
93 points Andrew Caillard.
91 points James Suckling.
Dark brooding fruits with lifted aromatics of perfume. Mulberry, spice and white pepper with a hint of mint flavours. A rich palate of ripe plums, dark chocolate and hints of spice and mocha. Fine oak notes with supportive tannins, medium to full bodied with a long lingering finish.
Fruit for our Terra Rossa Shiraz is sourced from Tim Kidman’s old vine and main road Shiraz blocks located on the rich red soils at the northern end of Coonawarra, approximately six kilometres north of the Coonawarra Store. The northern end of Coonawarra, albeit slightly warmer, still produces Shiraz with plenty of cool climate spice alongside the rich red fruit characters we look for in Shiraz.
Harvest took place between the 23rd March – 12th April 2019. The grapes were crushed in to 10 tonne open fermenters with the fruit remaining on skins for approximately 10 days with daily pump-overs (the smaller batchers were hand plunged) to allow for elegant flavour, colour and ageing potential. The ferments were kept cool to maintain aromatics and freshness. Malolactic fermentation was completed in barrel, ahead of maturation in 10% new and 80% older French oak, for average of 14 months.