This wine was made by the very talented Gary Mills of Jamsheed Wines who sources fruit from the Warner Vineyard and is very familiar with its quality and intricacies.
As with all grapes from the Warner Vineyard, the 2012 Shiraz was handpicked at the balance of optimal flavour and ripeness. Indigenous yeasts were used in the fermentation with two parcels of fruit utilised in different ways. One was 100% whole bunch and the 2nd de-stemmed. This allows the winemakers and vignerons to choose a blend of each parcel to produce a wine that displays the characters of the renowned Warner Vineyard Shiraz block.
With twice daily pump over/aerations tapering off to irregular punch downs this wine has received a great deal of love and care. The wine was pressed to a combination of new and aged French oak, MLF was undertaken in barrel and the wine was left on full lees for 14 months before racking and bottling, unfiltered and unfined. This wine will love some time in the bottle, but you can be confident that if it is released it is also ready to drink.
Shiraz/Syrah – A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or wine maker influence. The Syrah based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.