2010 Jarrah Shiraz
The cool climate and gravelly soils of the Frankland River Region in the south of Western Australia are well suited to the production of intense and elegantly structured wines.
The aim, since the first Jarrah Shiraz was made in 1995, has been to craft a wine that truly displayed the best that Shiraz can give when grown in Frankland River with the recognition that this can only be achieved in the great vintage years.
The Jarrah Shiraz is only made in small volumes, usng carefully selected premium fruit from our oldest Shiraz vines, now over 40 years old. Traditional fermentation in small open vessels, which are hand plunged 3 to 4 times daily, the 2010 Shiraz was then pressed off skins after extended skin contact. Malolactic fermentation occurred while maturing in 1/3 new French Oak followed by a maturation in barrel for 19 months, giving the wine additional complexity and finesse, rarely found in Australian Shiraz.
An extremely dry winter was followed by a warm growing season with intermittent and timely rainfall resulting in vines producing low yields of intensely flavoured fruit.
Brilliant deep crimson with garnet hue.
Vibrant flavours of black cherry and blood plums with hints of black pepper and underlying savoury spice are all supported over cedary oak and fine chocolaty tannins which lead to a long supple finish.
Ready to enjoy now but will gain complexity over the next eight to ten years with careful cellaring.
14.5 % v/v