Very Special (Red) - {{variant.variant__name}}

2019

SHIRAZ

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STORY

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When it comes to hero worship, Shiraz is in a different league. Our own stance twists between true adulation and tongue-in-cheek glorification. And why can’t we have both?

With Australia having some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world, a lot of us fell into it. Our first.

Brooding wines, richly flavoured and textured. Born from tiny yields of intensely concentrated grapes. Those are icons that rise above. That is the stuff of legend.

From the recognisable flagships in the clutter of our shelves, to the icons hanging above front bars around the country, our Very Special Shiraz remembers them all. Born in a time when pub wines drank beyond all expectations, it’s fashioned to collect the same dust in our family homes, rubbing shoulders with the best.

We thank the heroes that came before, and we owe you.

Our bottle might be wry to the eye, but it’s earnest inside. So fill your glass ’til it’s high tide.

WINEMAKING

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Harvested by hand and fermented as whole bunches with 15% crushed on the bottom and the remainder tipped on top. Fermented until dry on skins with wild yeast and plunged daily by hand to manage the cap. Matured in french barriques for 12 months (15% new) then blended and aged in old 2500L foudre for another 14 months.

TASTING NOTES

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NOSE: Dark chocolate, sour cherries, cinnamon, custard and pepper.

PALATE: Silky tannins and dark fruits evolve into warm baking spices through the finish. Soft acidity cements the plush velvet feeling, like an old couch that you just sink softly into.

PAIR:
Fragrant duck & vegetable curry or roast pork with creamy butter beans.