Premium Regional Varietal
Langhorne Creek Shiraz
Alcohol by volume
Langhorne Creek, one of Australia’s oldest wine regions. It sits atop an ancient natural floodplain with fertile alluvial soils perfect for grape growing. The region has a proud history of family owned and run vineyards.
After night harvesting, the Shiraz grapes were crushed into static fermenters. After a brief cold soak to extract colour and flavour, the must inoculated with Rhone Valley style yeast strain. Controlled fermentation occurred over ten days, commencing at 24°C reducing to 20°C. Gentle Pump-overs occurred six times daily to maximise the extraction of colour whilst retaining a soft juicy palate structure. Pump-overs were reduced to twice daily towards the end of fermentation to minimise seed tannin extraction. To avoid any harsh tannins and bitterness only free run and first pressings were used in this blend. After pressing, the wine was settled for three weeks before racking onto new French and American oak for 6 months.
Crooked Mick is a bushman from Australian folklore who lived in the mythical Speewah. A giant of a man, some say he could shear a massive number of sheep in no time flat, kick crocodiles up to the moon and move mountains. Tall tales or not, Crooked Mick is a legend as are the wines from Langhorne Creek.
Deep red with purple hues.
Ripe cherry, blueberry and mulberry aromas with spicy notes like black pepper and accompanied with subtle tobacco, caramel and lightly roasted coffee beans.
This full-bodied Shiraz has a good length on the palate and is showing rich fruit driven flavours along with hint of liquorice notes.
Food that complements this wine: Roasted leg of lamb, robust Italian pasta dishes or a simple charcuterie platter.