2021 White Gravels Hill Shiraz
Colour: Bright garnet with a scarlet hue.
Bouquet: A complex nose with bright red cherry and hints of earth and white pepper.
Palate: Warm dark cherry, light meatiness in the mid palate with long soft round tannins with quite a savoury finish. Warm and comfortable on the palate.
Cellaring: This is a young wine and is best cellared for at least two years. It will soften and gain complexity for ten years or more.
Pairing: Pair with Salt bush lamb and celeriac mash. Rolled steak fillet stuffed with mushrooms or a creamy risotto with black pepper, mushrooms and parmesan cheese.
Vintage: A warm, dry growing season meant that the vines ripened quickly and crops were lower than average. Some late season rainfall ensured the grapevines remained in prime condition. Fruit was harvested retaining soaring natural acidity with intensely concentrated fruit flavours.
Region: Great Western, Victoria
Grape Variety: Shiraz
Winemaker: Justin Purser & Jacob Parton