Opening with savoury elements of baking spice and graphite, the nose expands to reveal fruiter aromas of mulberry and blackcurrant. Red currant and blackberry flavours deliver a juicy and supple mid-palate that flows to a peppery finish that is well supported by fine tannin and acidity.
The 2019 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 16 days. Malolactic fermentation was indigenous, and the maturation period was 13 months in old French oak barriques. This wine was bottled without fining.