Mount Benson Shiraz
Below-average winter and spring rainfall resulted in very cold mornings in spring, with some frost issues across many parts of South Australia. A long even growing season with an occasional heat spike gave richness to the resulting wines without losing elegance. The warm temperatures and lack of rainfall during the growing season produced a vintage that allowed winemakers and viticulturists to pick all fruit at the optimum flavour ripeness.
Single Vineyard selection from Richie Vandenberg's own vineyard
18 months maturation in seasoned French Oak
Deep and dark with the richest of rich red cherry hues
Alc/Vol: 14.1%, pH: 3.37%, Acidity: 7.08, GF: 0.5
Assertive fruit – dark berried – boysenberry, loganberry, and blackberry. Spills across the palate by means of a coating of fine polished tannins.
French oak - sweet Moroccan spices and a propulsion of dried roasted almond. Freshly sliced panforte – date, fig, with and fresh cherry and rhubarb that become more apparent upon sitting.
Richly flavoured meat dishes, perfectly slow cooked and reduced.