Polyphemus Passito Shiraz 2012

Clovely Estate

The vines for this wine were re-pruned halfway through the growing season, delaying harvest until late May. This process although significantly reducing crop levels, allows the fruit growth to occur in the cooler month to achieve slower ripening, retain acidity, and increase concentration, flavour and balance.  Fermentation occurs in small open fermenters and the finished wine basket pressed and matured in 20% new and 80% 1-2 year old French oak. The wine has been left unfined and only minimal filtration used.

TASTING NOTES: A fantastically intense wine, with a complex bouquet of liquorice, blackberry, pomegranate, cloves and leather. The palate is rich and carries nuances of vanilla bean and roasted coffee from 18months spent in oak. Superb acidity and elegant tannins give tremendous structure and length and will allow for cellaring of 15 years or more.


SUGGESTED FOODS: This full bodied concentrated wine will pair excellently with rich sharp cheeses or creamy full flavoured Bries and Camemberts, as well as thick cut steaks or sumptuous roast beef.

 

15.0% Alc/Vol
8.9 Std Drinks
Contains Sulphites


Collections: Our wines

Category: Artisan, Red

Type: Red Wine


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