Moonstruck Shiraz 2012

Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: Shiraz 86% Tempranillo 14%
Alcohol: 14%
Best Consumed: 2013 - 2018

Rich, with elegant and chalky tannins, this wine is a lovely blend of blackberry and pepper with a hint of savoury fruit and wonderful length.   
With well integrated French oak complimenting the spicy palate, this is an enticing wine to be enjoyed with food.

Viticulturist Notes

The fruit for the Moonstruck Shiraz was harvested from select vineyard sites within Central Victoria during March / April 2012. The must was fermented in static red fermenters and pumped over every eight hours for the ferment’s duration.
Once the ferment was dry, the resulting wine was pressed off the skins
and allowed to settle before allowing a natural secondary fermentation to commence. 
Separate parcels of the wine spent between 6 and 12 months on French oak, after which
the final blending of select parcels took place. The resulting wine is ripe, complex and
wonderfully rich and brooding, due to the distinct Shiraz parcels of fruit.

Wine Harvest Notes

The highly anticipated 2012 vintage has produced some excellent wines with beautiful
balance and length of flavour.  The harvest was short and fast with whites and reds ripening
early in the season, and good Autumnal weather to follow.  Overall the quality is remarkable
and the resulting wines will live on for many years to come.


Food Recommendations:

Enjoy this wine anytime with a delicious pasta or red meat.