Deep dark red in colour with a purple rim. The nose offers a hint of what's to come; big dark fruit aromas of plums, berries with spice and dried herb notes. The palate delivers rich, mouth-filling Heathcote Shiraz flavours of cured meats and anise. Tannins are balanced, offering structure to develop further with medium term cellaring.
91 Points - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front "Bang on target. Dense, bold, generous and ripe. Sweet plums, dense blackberries, musk, vanilla and peppercorn. The fruit is the thing. It’s warm and mouthfilling and is precisely the ticket for when Only A Big Shiraz Will Do."
Ben Malouf - Daily Telegraph "You never know what to expect when you try a new wine from an old winery. The Woodfired shiraz lives up to the lofty heights I’ve come to expect from De Bortoli over the years. Spicy and aromatic, you can taste all the beauty of the Heathcote region. Big, balanced tannin and mouth feel make for a well rounded, well made drop."
From the Winery
Sourced from vineyards at Corop, Colbainabbin , and Chinamans Bridge in Northern Heathcote. The ancient red Cambrian soils of Northern Heathcote are ideal for dark fruited, plump red Shiraz. 2015 was a warm season with timely rainfall in Northern Heathcote producing dark brooding Shiraz.
Destemmed and fermented at 25 - 28 degrees C over 8 days. Pressed and matured in used casks for 6 months. Racked and aerated regularly to soften the wine.
“Nothing is more perfect than that melt-in-the-mouth moment you experience with a chargrilled dry aged steak, followed by a good glass of red. Creating a red that goes crackingly well with these ‘moments’ is pretty important,” says De Bortoli Wines Chief Winemaker Steve Webber. “Our goal has been to develop a full-bodied, texturally mouth filling red wine that is plump, fruit driven and seriously good for washing down chargrilled ribeye.”
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