2016 SHIRAZ

“Sheer-az”

ME Shiraz

History

The Mornington Estate range was created to display the varietal diversity of the Peninsula.

Firstly and most importantly, both Shiraz and Syrah derive from the exact same grape varietal, however there is a huge range in the flavour profiles. Shiraz generally speaking has a reputation for being a rich, powerful, and sometimes meaty red wine but it is really dependent on the climate in which it is grown

Wine Making

Grown in the cool climate of Mornington Peninsula, this Shiraz typically reflects a lighter bodied variety. Hand harvested and gently de-stemmed and was transferred to French puncheons for 18 months.

Taste Profile

Dark plum, blackberry, toasted almonds and hint of dried spices

Food Pairing

Food pairings with Australian Shiraz should consider the context of diverse styles. The red-with-red rule is in effect when it comes to Shiraz as wilting-lily, meaning delicate food tends to get trampled. Dark meats such as lamb, steak, pork, Indian flavours and hard cheeses.

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