The Pinot and Chardonnay of the Mornington Peninsula gets good wraps, but the Shiraz should not be overlooked either. Lindsay McCall is the star winemaker who has sourced fruit from various sub-regions to craft a Shiraz that matches some of the regions best.
A small percentage of Viognier was co fermented to add extra aromatics and texture. The result is a wine that’s full of spicy black fruits with bright floral aromas. It’s soft and round on the palate with a vibrant burst of fruit and spice. It would pair really well with some roast pork.
Awards and Accolades
92 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "Mornington Peninsula shiraz, co-fermented with 5% viognier. Enjoyed this over the course of a couple of days and it kept on improving. This of course doesn’t necessarily count for much but it’s not, at the very least, a bad sign. The price, quality and style are all in good alignment here. Ducks in a row territory. Pepper, white and black. A base of dark cherries. Cloves and fragrant herbs. Some viognier influence but not in an overt way. Just a touch of extra florals. A bit of extra prettiness. Firm, savoury, spicy tannin. Excellent drinking."
2014 Vintage: 94 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Despite the depth and intensity of the flavour spectrum, the wine has a quicksilver mouthfeel and chemistry, the systems warned by the fragrant and sensuous bouquet of bright red and purple fruits. Fine tannins and integrated French oak complete the picture."
From the Winery
2015 has shown to be a favourable year for Shiraz on the Peninsula. Dry stable weather during flowering, set the season up well. This was followed by warm temperatures later in the season allowing the Shiraz to ripen well and express its full potential.
In the winery berries were de-stemmed and co-fermented with 5% Viognier in two-tonne open fermenters. Post fermentation, barrel maturation took place for 11 months.
Harvested: 22nd & 24th March, 7th & 24th April 2015 Brix at harvest: 23.0o - 24.0o Total Acidity: 6.8 g/L Wine pH: 3.54
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