Moonstruck Shiraz 2013

Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 88% Shiraz, 12% Tempranillo
Alcohol: 14%
Best Consumed: 2014 - 2019

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 a wine to be enjoyed with food, allowing the lengthy chalky tannins of Tempranillo to compliment the ripe Shiraz fruit.

Viticulturist Notes

Fruit for the Moonstruck Shiraz Tempranillo was harvested from select vineyard sites within Central Victoria during March / April 2013.  The must was fermented in static red fermenters and was pumped over every eight hours for the ferment's duration.  Separate parcels of wine spent between 6 and 12 months on French oak, after which the final blending of select parcels took place. 

Wine Harvest Notes

The summer of 2012 / 2013 was hot and dry - the hot weather ripening grapes out of the 2013 vintage early and the dry spell allowing the sugars to develop fully.  Balancing sugar and acid was ricky this year, however the vintage ended with a bang with great flavour ripeness being achieved at the last minute.  2013 will go down as a cracking year, with excellent overall quality and magnificent, vibrant colour in the reds.

Food Recommendations:

Enjoy this wine anytime with delicious pasta or red meat.