Moonstruck Shiraz Tempranillo 2015

Region: Central Victoria
Varietal: 88% Shiraz, 12% Tempranillo
Alcohol: 14.5%
Best Consumed: 2017-2022

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 2015.  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

As a Winemaker, the challenges that each harvest brings never cease to amaze me. Just when you think you have an understanding of what's going on, another season hits bringing with it yet another challenge and a completely new scenario. In 2015 we had little rain and warm temperatures, leading to fast ripening early in the season. Once temperatures cooled, things slowed down and we saw an increase in flavours and quality resulting in a very good year all round.

Food Recommendations:

This savoury, easy drinking red is the perfect pizza wine. Or open a bottle on a lazy Summer evening, fire up the barbeque, serve with charcuterie or cheese platters and you'll see the magic.