Wendouree Shiraz Malbec

"Wendouree Shiraz-Malbec, with plenty of blackberry/plum/mulberry and menthol-like fruit, fine, rusty, almost unyielding tannins, is a strong, firm “maturation style” wine with plenty of lasting power. The Shiraz component derives from the same vineyard plots, including bush vine material. Parcels of very old vine Malbec bring further distinctiveness. The wine, like all other blends in the Wendouree stable, is never more than 4500 litres in production. The wine is vinified in open fermenters and matured for 12 months new and used French oak. Vigneron Tony Brady believes the old vines get to “seed maturity at lower Baume levels”. This is a house style that is true to its origins and heritage."Andrew Caillard MW