2015 'The Pebbles' Limited Release Shiraz Viognier
Optimal harvest conditions saw this block ripen very well. Picked clean and bright, the grapes were destemmed and cold soaked for 3 days. The must was then inoculated and fermented on skins for two weeks before being pressed off and put to barrel. Following 18 months maturation in oak the wine was blended and prepared for 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: 6.4 g/l
8.3 Standard Drinks
A complex aromatic mix of spice and florals with dark berry fruits, integrated well with savoury oak. An opulent and expressive cool climate Shiraz Viognier, medium bodied yet powerfully concentrated with dark berry fruits and wonderful spice. Supple tannins and fine acidity provide great structure and balance to the sweet mid palate fruit.
2015 LR The Pebbles Shiraz Viognier (796.19 KB)