Wines - 2009 YP Vin De Soif
Concentrated bright confectionary and red fruit characters, of toffee and raspberry, are the enticing first up aromas which lead into the lifted blackberry Shiraz notes. The palate is rich and smooth, with depth, balance and a deliciousness, capturing red and dark berry fruits. The fruit weight is supported by subtle spicy oak and a juicy finish.
Enjoy now or cellar for 5-8 years.
Both parcels were fermented on skins in open fermenters for 7 days and then gently basket pressed.
These small parcels of wine were then transferred to new and old French and American oak for 15 months for maturing. A selection of both these wines was then blended together and bottled unfiltered.
The Grenache grapes were dry grown on the out skirts of Greenock, home of some of the most extraordinary grapes. Vines were planted in the early1960’s in loamy topsoil over soft red clay.
The Shiraz grapes were grown on the northern outskirts of Greenock. Vines were planted in the mid 1980’s in sandy loam over light clay.
- 4 stars (equal top) - 2011 Winestate March/April
- 4 stars - 2011 Winestate March/April
Barossa Eden Valley Tasting
- 3.5 stars - 2010 RED TO BROWN
- Best buys under $20 - 2011 Winestate March/April
- 90 points - James Halliday - 2012 Australian Wine Companion
- 3 glasses / fair - Tony Love - 2011 Advertiser
- 90 points - Nick Stock - 2011 WBM 100
- Silver - 2011 Boutique Wine Awards