Angove Vineyard Selection Shiraz – 2009 – 75 Cl. 14,5% Vol.
The grapes for this wine were picked at night to make sure that they were as cool as possible. Crushed to 60 year old 5 tonne concrete fermenters the grapes were then allowed to macerate for nearly a week, until the indigenous yeasts started the alcoholic fermentation. Hand plunging and intensive rack and returns carefully extracted flavours typical of the region. The wine was left in contact with the skins for at least a week after the alcoholic fermentation extracting further complex tannins. Pressed to American Oak barrels the wine was matured for 18 months before bottling on the family owned estate.
Deep purple colour, opaque with inky hues. Brooding ripe blackberry and liquorish flavours on the nose, heightened by spicy oak. Rich flavourful palate with spice and fruit abounding long silky texture on the finish.
This is a great wine now but will age gracefully for many years.