Flametree Frankland River Shiraz 2010
This Shiraz is a mix of two Frankland River vineyards. The first portion comes from the Acacia Ridge vineyard, these wines have more pepper and spice compared to the more fruit driven Riverdale vineyard. These vineyards are planted on gravel loam and have a history of growing moderate crops with small berries and good fruit concentration. Open fermenters where used and a touch of Viognier was added for more complexity and aromatics. After cold soak the two batches were inoculated with selected Rhone yeast strains. The wines were inoculated for MLF, pressed off and then transferred into new and used French oak barrels for 14 months.
Lifted blueberry, plums, liquorice and spice combine to create a well-structured and age worthy wine. The colour and perfume are testament to a fantastic Shiraz vintage. Soft extraction techniques, using open fermenters has resulted in a wine with ripe fruit flavours and fine tannin structure. The palate has plenty of sweet dark fruits and spicy oak flavours. Aged in tight grained French oak barrels for fourteen months, this wine will benefit from cellaring.
AWARDS / REVIEWS
- 92 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front 2012
- 4 / 5 stars - Tony Love, The Sunday Times 2012
100% Frankland River Shiraz.
Up to 8 years.