2014 Singlefile Single Vineyard Frankland River Shiraz
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
Frankland River is arguably the premier shiraz growing sub-region of Western Australia and is recognised for its distinctive black fruit and black pepper characters. Shiraz from the Riversdale vineyard, planted in 1997, delivers some of the best Frankland River shiraz with characteristics expected of fine Frankland River fruit.
Early 2014 saw a dry and warm summer lasting well into April, providing excellent growing conditions which resulted in high quality juicy, fresh and vibrant shiraz. After picking and sorting fermentation took place in open fermenters and maceration was gentle and lasted for 35 days. The wine was then aged in low toast French oak barriques for ten months and aged in bottle for a minimum of six months prior to release.
This wine displays vibrant violet and dark fruit and subtle spice aromas. The medium bodied palate displays flavours of blackberry, pepper, spice and tobacco with hints of cocoa which persist through to the finish. It is a medium bodied style shiraz of power and complexity but with silky tannins and a refined delicacy.