Deakin Estate Shiraz / 2022 / 187mL
The wine is fermented in sweeping arm Potter fermenters with the pumpover program set for desired colour and tannin extraction.
Pressing and malolactic fermentation (MLF) were followed by clarification before the best parcels were aged on premium American oak.
The separate batches were then brought back together to create the lovely resultant blend.
Deakin Estate Shiraz has is deep vibrant red in colour and displays a nose of berry fruit including blackberries and mulberries with hints of menthol and cinnamon and some spicy vanillin oak.
The palate is rich and juicy with ripe dark berry flavours and well-balanced oak with good structure with medium tannins and a lingering finish.
Best enjoyed now but may be cellared for up to four years to add more chocolaty, aged notes if desired.
Try an oven baked lasagne or a hearty beef and stout
Region: Red Cliffs, Victoria
Harvest Date: Mid February to mid March.
Acidity: 6.1 g/l