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Basilisk Shiraz Mourvedre 2006


Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 93% Shiraz, 7% Mourvedre
Alcohol: 14%
Best Consumed: 2007 - 2013



This wine shows classical peppery Shiraz characters, along with ripe plums and rhubarb plus perfume and anise notes, courtesy of the Mourvedre. The tannins are fine grained and slightly velvety and the French oak imparts some spicy notes to the overall wi

Viticulturist Notes

Fruit for the Basilisk Shiraz Mourvedre was selected from vineyard sites around Central Victoria during April 2006. The must was fermented in rotary fermenters before being racked off yeast lees. Separate parcels of wine then spent between six and 12 mont

Wine Harvest Notes

Conditions in 2006 started very well. A cool spring occurred with good rains - vital during the growing season. Some hot days and nights in the middle of summer caused some distress; however the vines proved to be remarkably resilient - although vintage d

Food Recommendations:

The Basilisk Shiraz Mourvedre partners magically well with most red meats, casseroles and pasta dishes. Inspired by classic European styles, the Basilisk wines have a gastronomic focus and have been crafted to drink well now, yet they will also repay medi