New Release - High Country 2022 Shiraz
Introducing the next release in our new Alpine Valleys High Country Range, our High Country 2022 Shiraz.
This Shiraz was harvested from our Estate vineyard in Gapsted in the cool morning once the low yielding grapes reached optimum flavour and tannin ripeness. The wine underwent secondary fermentation in barrel (with 20% being new French oak), allowing oak to be integrated into the wine. During 15 months of maturation, the wine was minimally handled to preserve the unique characters that our region and vineyard bestows on this individual wine.
This Shiraz is reflective of its cool climate region and the cool 2022 vintage. Intense, lifted aromatics of white clove, florals and alpine herbs transition to red and black fruits of mulberry, plum and blackberry and background nuances of licorice and cocoa. Medium to full bodied, the palate opens with ripe mulberry, plum and blackberry fruit all interwoven with hints of dark chocolate, graphite and five-spice. The elegant tapestry of flavours are threaded over a core of acid and wonderful fine-grained tannins that are seamless with a lingering structured farewell.
Delicious to drink now, but also made to be age-worthy, this Shiraz will certainly reward those with patience and who appreciate beauty.