MWC Shiraz Mourvedre 2013

Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 90% Shiraz 10% Viognier
Alcohol: 14.5%
Best Consumed: 2014 - 2018

This wine is a 90% Shiraz / 10% Mourvedre blend.  The full bodied Shiraz shows rich, dark berry fruit, leather, spice and hints of white pepper.  Delicate integration of French oak, finely tempered by the savoury tannins of the Mourvedre brings balance and fullness to the palate.

Viticulturist Notes

Sourced from premium grape growing regions in Victoria, this wine is a 90% Shiraz / 10% Mourvedre blend.  The must was fermented in static red fermenters and pumped over every eight hours for the ferment's duration.  Once the ferment was dry, the resulting wine was pressed off the skins and allowed to settle before allowing a natural secondary fermentation to commence.  Separate parcels of the wine spent between 6 and 12 months on French oak, after which the final blending of select parcels took place.   The resulting wine is ripe, complex and wonderfully rich and brooding.  This is in part due to the distinct Shiraz parcels, however also as a result of the Mourvedre which imparts a fruit driven yet earthy character to the wine.

Wine Harvest Notes

The summer of 2012 / 2013 was hot and dry - the hot weather ripening grapes out of the 2013 vintage early and the dry spell allowing the sugars to develop fully.  The vintage ended with a bang with great flavour ripeness being achieved with perfect timing.  2013 will go down as a cracking year, with excellent overall quality and magnificent, vibrant colour in the reds.

Food Recommendations:

Full flavoured red meats and earthy vegetables.