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Curious Shiraz 2015


Region: South Eastern Victoria
Varietal: 100% Shiraz
Alcohol: 14%
Best Consumed: 2017 - 2021



A rich, complex wine with mouth filling flavours of ripe plums, chocolate and spice, with a hint of toasty oak.

Viticulturist Notes

The grapes for this Shiraz were picked and crushed during the cool of night, thus ensuring the retention of varietal character, while modern winemaking techniques were employed throughout. Fermentation took place in sweeping arm red fermenters, giving the wine a denser, richer colour and allowing for gentle flavour extraction. Softer tannins are also a result of this process. Careful attention was also paid to the oak selection for the Shiraz. This wine was aged on American oak for approximately 8 months, giving the wine a noticeable, but not an excessive oak influence. The inclusion of some central Victorian fruit into the blend has boosted both the colour and the intensity of flavour.

Wine Harvest Notes

The growing season in 2015 presented some challenges including frost in late 2014 and extreme heat in early 2015. Once harvesting began in late January we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the fruit and the resulting wines. Yields were down but quality was up this year. Whites have good varietal character, with great flavour, whilst the reds have beautiful colour and flavour intensity.

Food Recommendations:

A great match with tomato based pasta dishes or a chargrilled steak.