A deep red-purple.
This wine provides intriguing complexity, a mixture of beautiful fresh sweet red and black cherries, hints of cola and savoury earthy spices.
Layered fine chalky tannins that offer structural support and definition – this wine is generous and full-flavoured, also very elegant. A superb Southwest Rocks – and will not disappoint.
Optimum drinking within five to fifteen years of vintage.
The 2013 vintage was a warmer year with a bigger riper style of wine than you would normally see from Dalwhinnie. The wines have texture, fruit complexity and glycerol to make them absolute stand out wines.
The grapes for this wine were picked at optimum ripeness. They were then crushed and de-stemmed with a large percentage of whole berries, and put in to a 5 tonne open fermenter. A cold soak took place for 3 days before the alcoholic fermentation started. Temperature was controlled at around 26 degrees C. After and 8 day ferment was complete a further 3 weeks ski contact was carried out to enhance maximum colour and flavour compounds. Wine was then pressed out in a large airbag press and
pumped straight to barriques for malolactic fermentation and 18 months oak maturation. The wine is filtered and bottled in November the following year.
Pyrenees Region, Western Victoria, Australia
"Identical vinification to The Pinnacle Shiraz. A rich, full-bodied shiraz, blackberry/black cherry fruit flavours asserting themselves in identical fashion on the bouquet and palate, tannins coming into play in the mouth and on the finish. Such new oak as has been used isn't obvious." 94 Points