SRS Frankland River Shiraz 2012
The 2012 S.R.S. Shiraz is from the Riversdale vineyard in Frankland River. Machine harvested fruit was delivered in the early hours before being crushed and transferred into open fermenters. Both batches were then inoculated with yeast and fermented in open pots over several weeks. Both were hand plunged and then pressed to tank soon after the fermentation was complete. After MLF the two batches were transferred into 40% new French oak for 16 months maturation before bottling in August 2013.
The wine shows fantastic varietal characteristics of blood plums, blueberry, liquorice, spice and scorched earth. This wine has a deep colour combined with a lovely core of ripe fruit and a firm tannin backbone. The strong dark fruits in the 2012 S.R.S. Shiraz make it the perfect wine to accompany strong meat flavours. It will age well for up to 10 years for those patient enough to wait that long.
AWARDS / REVIEWS
- 95 Points - James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2017
100% Frankland River Shiraz