lieu dit Malakoff Shiraz

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This majestic Shiraz comes from the spectacular Malakoff estate, low-yielding (less than 1t/acre), high-concentration vineyard site in Central Victoria.  Gone is the over-ripe, alcoholic in-your-face style of so many Australian Shiraz wines.  In its place is a medium-bodied wine wrapped in a silky texture that is a revelation of what Australian Shiraz can be when made by one of the great winemakers of Syrah.  This variety has been interpreted by two renowned wine families; Rhône master Michel Chapoutier, together with wine authority and Napa Valley vintner Anthony Terlato.  The soil profile of the Malakoff vineyard is remarkably similar to that of France's northern Rhône Valley and the area's climate is ideal for growing superior quality Shiraz.

Wine Notes
Color: 
Deep ruby
Aroma: 
Highly aromatic with black fruit aromas (black cherry and black currant) and undertones of dark chocolate, white pepper and eucalyptus.
Taste: 
Explosive black berry and pomegranate-like flavors with perfectly matched tannins that give the wine a long, lasting aftertaste. A treat to drink now and will age well for 7-10 years.
Fact Sheet
Grape Variety: 
100% Shiraz
Alcohol Level: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermetation: 
The grapes are destemmed and fermented in cement or stainless steel tanks. The maceration lasts 3 to 4 weeks, in order to extract soft and elegant tannins.
Fermentation Temperature: 
Up to 32°C
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% of the wine is aged for 10 to 12 months in French oak barrels.