Sourced from one of the finest vineyards in Young, NSW, in the heart of the Hilltops region, at an elevation of around 600m.
This rich and flavoursome wine shows classic cool climate Shiraz notes of white pepper and aromatic red fruit, combined with a long, well-structured finish.
The fruit was sourced from one of Moppity Vineyard’s finest blocks of old vine Shiraz, and was picked mid March at 14be.
After picking, the fruit was crushed and destemmed into open top fermenters, where a warm, even fermentation took place. Once pressed, the wine was matured for 16 months in French oak barriques, a third of which were new.
Though drinking beautifully now, this fine wine will gain further complexity and interest over the next 5-8 years.
This full flavoured wine will pair well with rich dishes such as lamb shanks, ratatouille and fine aged cheese.
Awards & Reviews
“The grapes were supplied from Moppity Vineyard’s oldest blocks, the wine matured in French barriques (33% new). The colour is excellent, and stands for everything that follows. The medium-bodied palate is supple and smooth, the fruit (cherry and plum) beautifully balanced.” Halliday Wine Companion 95/100
“Pristine, youthful and bright, the gorgeously expressed bouquet shows Black Doris plum, blueberry, toasted spice and almond characters with subtle savoury nuances. It’s beautifully ripe and rounded on the palate, delivering succulent fruit flavours together with fine texture and silky tannins, finishing long and very attractive. At its best: now to 2028.” Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 93/100
“Sweet berried fruit, a healthy dose of cedary oak, some coffeed notes and rounds of both sweet spice and gum leaf/peppercorn. It’s supple in the mouth, threaded with fine-grained tannin and juicy/satisfying through the finish. It’s excellent mid-weight drinking and high value.” Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front 92+/100
“The nose is a complex mix of blackcurrant, mulberry, spice, sweet oak with mint and floral tones. Intense deep red purple, clear and bright in colour showing its regionality as a cool climate wine. The palate maintains the cool climate feel with white pepper spice, soft tannins, red berries, subtle oak with a complex balance of fruit and acid. There is good length to the finish.” Stephen Read, Wine Matrix 90/100
Bronze Medal, NSW Wine Awards 2019
Bronze Medal, National Cool Climate Wine Show 2019