Rags to Riches Shiraz 2018
Deep garnet red in colour.
Dense, dark fruits - plum and forest fruits, with lifted white pepper and anise spice
Good fruit concentration dominated by a brambled fruit core and peppery spice, with sublime elegance. Juicy fresh acidity and gentle tannin profile. The palate finishes clean and fresh, with good length.
The 2018 vintage will go down as a classic, great all round year. Flowering and fruit set were also exceptional giving solid yields across Western Australia. Some significant rain events in December set up the vineyard with good levels of ground water to see them through ripening. A relatively cool summer has allowed for slow, steady ripening of whites, retaining high levels of natural acidity. The moderate temperatures continued allowing for optimum ripening conditions for reds resulting in wines with elegance, structure and flavour.
Perfect paired with a warm lamb salad.