Vibrant purple in colour. The nose offers a complex mix of red fruits (raspberry and cherry), white pepper and dried herbs and flowers. There is a suppleness to the medium bodied palate that is countered with fine tannins and a balanced acidity. Drinking well now, this wine will reward time in the cellar.
The 2018 Port Phillip Estate Shiraz is a single vineyard wine produced from 0.53 hectares of estate vineyard.
The fruit, including a small amount of whole bunches, was fermented spontaneously with ambient yeasts in an open top concrete fermenter for 17 days. Malolactic fermentation was indigenous and the period of elévage was 13 months in old French oak barriques. This wine was bottled without fining.