Basilisk Shiraz Mourvedre 2005

Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 93% Shiraz, 7% Mourvedre
Alcohol: 14.5%
Best Consumed: 2007 - 2013

This wine shows classical peppery Shiraz characters, along with ripe plums and rhubarb plus perfume and anise notes, courtesy of the Mourvedre. The tannins are fine grained and slightly velvety and the French oak imparts some spicy notes to the overall wi

Viticulturist Notes

Fruit for the Basilisk Shiraz Mourvedre was selected from vineyard sites around Central Victoria during April 2005. The must was fermented in rotary fermenters before being racked off yeast lees. Separate parcels of wine then spent between six and 12 mont

Wine Harvest Notes

The conditions in 2005 were very dry, although there were some mild patches of weather throughout. Coupled with the ongoing drought, flavour intensity in the grapes developed slowly and steadily, resulting in slightly reduced yields, but high quality frui

Food Recommendations:

The Basilisk Shiraz Mourvedre partners magically well with most red meats, casseroles and pasta dishes.