Moonstruck Shiraz Tempranillo 2017

Moonstruck / Sunburnt
Moonstruck Shiraz Tempranillo 2017
Hand-picked with grapes gathered in the still on the night, Moonstruck is made for those who like to howl at the moon.
Moonstruck / Sunburnt
Moonstruck Shiraz Tempranillo 2017
Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 70% Shiraz, 30% Tempranillo
Alcohol: 14%
Best Consumed: 2020 - 2025
Viticulturist Notes
Fruit was harvested from select vineyard sites within Central Victoria during March/April 2017. 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 Tempranillo which imparts a fruit driven yet earthy character to the wine.
Wine Harvest Notes
Vintage 2017 is best described as a waiting game. The season was very long with fruit slow to ripen and although the urge just to pick it all was there, we had to bide our time until we had optimal flavours and ripeness. Once I made the decision to pick the grapes came in at an orderly pace, although increased yields due to the rain in spring made the juggling game in the winery even more challenging, with tank space at a premium. We made it through our marathon 2017 vintage and are thrilled with the exceptional quality including a number of really extraordinary parcels.
Food Recommendations
This savoury, easy drinking red is the perfect pizza wine. Or open a bottle on a lazy Summer evening, fire up the barbeque, serve with charcuterie or cheese platters and you'll see the magic.

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