Massena Cavisté Blend 2017
85% Shiraz, 5% Primitivo, 5% Petite Sirah, 5% Tannat
Following an excellent 2016 winter of rainfall that replenished the soil moisture levels, most vineyards were able to grow some extensive canopies for the 2017 harvest. With extra fruit shading combined with a mild summer, some usually dense and full bodied varieties were able to be picked early giving lifted aromatics and acidic energy. Blending these expressive characters with Shiraz grown in the red clays of the Western Ridge has given us an opportunity to craft a unique blend of different varieties. All parcels in the blend were fermented using indigenous yeast and the wine goes to bottle unfined, unfiltered and with minimum sulphur.