Over the Shoulder Shiraz
Over the Shoulder Shiraz - Fruit for this wine was sourced almost entirely from the Whitsend Vineyard in Coldstream. All grapes were hand-picked and chilled overnight before gently de-stemming to open fermenters. Approximately 3% of the ferments were Viognier whole bunches, for co-fermentation. Ferments were gently pumped over twice daily over a two week period, with ferment temperatures peaking at 35°C, until pressing and settling in tank. The wines were then racked to a mixture of French oak hogsheads and larger puncheons to complete malolactic conversion. This is a soft generous wine. Plump with rich black fruit countered by the white pepper and spices.