2017 After Five Wine Co. Serata
Sourced from the Stansborough vineyard, a unique blend that brings to life something unique and quite different from any of the single varietals that go into the wine.
The two Italian varieties deliver complexity, structure and length - a perfect foil for Shiraz. All three varieties were made and matured in oak separately for 11 months before being pumped out and blended. The Shiraz was matured in 300-litre barrels (20% new French oak) with the Montepulciano and Aglianico matured in older French oak. Final blend percentages were based on aromatic complexity, palate texture and length. The combination of the Australian and Italian varieties provides an interesting wine with a lot of complexity and style.
Purple-red colour. Aromas of cherry, rose, liquorice & strawberry. An intriguing palate that shows the depth and body of the Shiraz, cherry flavours from the Montepulciano with Aglianico giving rose hints and fine long tannin and welcome natural acidity.