Hot dry summers here in the Hunter provides perfect ripening conditions for super ripe soft medium bodied red wine. Our 50 year old 1 tonne to the acre vineyards on the volcanic earth of the Fordwich Sill gives us plenty of opportunities to select our best block of shiraz to hand pick, ferment, and bottle on its own under our prestigious White Label. Limited quantities of this wine are produced in only the best vintages.
Partial carbonic maceration results in a complex but approachable red wine with velvety smooth tannins. The rich savory palate and intense black fruit flavors ends with a crisp lingering acidity. Plum, Tobacco Leaf, Blackberry, Mulberry, White Pepper, Cocoa Bean, Crème de cassis
Silver Medal 2017 Hunter Valley Wine Show,
Silver Medal 2016 Hunter Valley Wine Show
The 2014 vintage was a once in a lifetime vintage. Perfect ripening conditions provided grapes in perfect balance that have allowed me to make a ripe red wine with lots of acid and a fine structure unlike any other area in Australia can produce. These grapes were selected from a block of original clone stock and fermented with some stalks. The wine was placed in a mixture of 1 and 2 year old oak barriques for 14 months where it softened and grew prior to bottling. This wine will age for at least 30 years.
Food Pairing Notes
Smoky Pulled Pork, Venison Carpaccio