Frankland Estate Rocky Gully Shiraz 2013

$45.00

All the hallmarks of great cool climate shiraz with a little dollop of viognier to give aromatic lift whilst adding another dimension to the texture of the wine.

Description

Frankland Estate Rocky Gully Shiraz 2013

JH 91 points (2012), Received a Red Star as “Wine of Special Value” by James Halliday

All the hallmarks of great cool climate shiraz with a little dollop of viognier to give aromatic lift whilst adding another dimension to the texture of the wine.

COLOUR

Vibrant red hue

REGION

Frankland River

NOSE

Bright red fruits, with plum, black pepper and spice with subtle integration of oak.

PALATE

A middle weighted palate with bright juicy fruit and a lifted integration of black pepper, plum and spice notes. Creamy texture and subtle oak provides a poised finish.

ASSESSMENT

The tiny addition of viognier with vibrant shiraz fruit notes gives aromatic lift and subtle texture which makes the wine more approachable in its youth. good acidity and fine tannins combine to create a soft finishing, well weighted cool climate style. Ideal food wine which will complement many dishes including pork, lamb and duck. Drink now for the next 5 to 7 years.

ASSEMBLAGE

Shiraz 99% Viognier 1%

2013 VINTAGE

A wet spring then dry summer providing an ideal growing season right through to harvest in early April.