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2018 Are you Game Shiraz

2018 Are you Game Shiraz

SKU: FWA2

Winemaking is a game of quick wit, experience and endurance. Each year Mother Nature challenges us to a match and each year we respond; moving deftly with the lightest touch. 

 

As seasoned contenders, we know how to play the game. The resulting blend is captivating; light on it’s feet yet full of character and perfect with food. Are you Game? 

 

This shiraz is a vibrant red with some purple hues. On the nose are notes of ripe plums, lifted florals, pepper spice and subtle vanilla. The palate is medium bodied and balanced with juicy ripe fruits, cool climate spice, silky tannins and finessed French oak.

  • Vintage Conditions

    2018 was an outstanding year. Conditions were near perfect throughout the whole growing season. The year was warm without being too hot and the vines were able to ripen the fruit to the degree we desired without any stress. This means all aspect of fruit composition was good and acid was naturally maintained.

  • Vine Making

    This Shiraz is a complex blend due to the different ripening conditions of the different parcels of grapes picked. Two thirds of the fruit parcels were wild fermented to create further complexity and depth. For 12 months this wine was matured with oak, mostly French. A dash of Mourvedre was added to provide a dark fruit perfume lift and add complexity to the palate.

  • Wine Analysis

    Alc/Vol: 14.4%

    Acidity: 7g/L

    pH: 3.68

  • Color

    Vibrant red with some purple hues

  • Nose

    Ripe plums with hints of florals, vanilla and pepper spice.

  • Palate

    Medium bodied with juicy dark red fruits, cool climate spice and finessed French oak with soft tannins

  • Peak Drinking

    Drink now to 2024

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2018

     

  • Region

    Central Victoria, Australia 

  • Style

    Dry Red

  • Body

    Medium 

  • Grapes

    Shiraz

  • Accolades

    Bronze Medal 2020 China Wine & Spirits Awards (CWSA)

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