2013 'The Gravels' Single Vineyard Shiraz Viognier
Fremented on skins at 18 - 20 Degrees for 7 days. Matured in selected French oak for 12 months prior to blending and bottling.
VINEYARD / SOIL
Wrattonbully adjoins the Coonawarra area in the southern part of the Limestone Coast wine zone. The prominent viticultural feature of the area is the series of ancient beach ridges and dunes which run roughly north-south through the area. These ridges are made up of soft crumbly limestone which weathers to produce the red and brown Terra Rossa clay loam soils so highly prized for grape growing. The ridges and dunes have elevations of up to 30m compared with the Coonawarra Terra Rossa 'high' of less than 5m. The extra elevation on the Wrattonbully dunes produce the advantage of cold air drainage which reduces the risk of frost during the growing season.
TA: 6.7 g/L
8.4 Standard Drinks
Our best Shiraz Viognier is grown on our Gravels block in Wrattonbully. Situated at the base of an ancient dune, this block has red soil mixed with ironstone gravel, over free draining Gambier limestone. These tough well drained soils, provide tiny crops of intensely perfumed fruit.
A complex aromatic mix of spice and florals with dark berry fruit integrated well with savoury oak. An opulent and expressive cool climate Shiraz - medium bodied yet powerfully concentrated with dark berry fruits and wonderful spice. Supple tannins and fine acidity provide great structure and balance.
94 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016
2013 RES The Gravels Shiraz Viognier (1.27 MB)