2017 After Five Wine Co. Shiraz
Sourced from selected blocks of the Stansborough vineyard. The site is around 260-280m above sea level with an east-west aspect. Soil consists of shallow red clay topsoil over friable red clay with bands of quartz, ironstone and shale.
The fruit is machine picked and crushed to concrete open fermenter. After fermentation commenced heading boards were placed on top. Fermentation temperatures were allowed to peak at 28C before cooling to 24C for the balance. After 10 days on skins the wine was basket pressed to a combination of new and older 500 lt French oak barrels. The wine was matured on lees in oak for 10 months before racking and returning to oak for a further 7 months before bottling. No finings used.
Purple-red colour very good depth. Aromas of liquorice, plum & raspberry. Mouth-filling palate with textural tannins, loads of dark chocolate & raspberry flavour.