2016 FOUR CHAMBERS SHIRAZ
2016 Four Chambers Shiraz
Medium dark red with a youthful purple edge. A complex display of dark plum, black berries, forest fruits, mocha, and sweet toasty spice upfront. Subtle hints of aniseed, red cherry and granite flint adds an extra depth of complexity.
Medium to full bodied with rich, fleshy dark berry, mulberry and sweet plum flavours fill the palate followed by a succulent, rich but fine tannin structure. Sweet toasty spice and delicate fruit persist endlessly with a hint of dark chocolate on the finish.
The fruit was gently machine harvested and processed into red fermenters where they are tenderly pumped over three times a day during fermentation to maximize colour extraction. Gentle handling of the fruit and wine ensures varietal character and freshness is maintained
The 2015/16 growing season was characterised by moderate rainfall in winter with mild/warm conditions followed by a dry and warm spring. Vine growth was rapid throughout the season and most phenological markers were reached ahead of expectations due to warm temperatures and a dry soil profile. Summer was typically warm/hot with consistently cool night-time temperatures and a major rainfall event mid-January around veraison.
Geographical Indication: Geographe 60% Margaret River 40%
Variety: Shiraz-87%, Cabernet Sauvignon-12%, Grenache – 1%
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Residual Sugar: 0.43gl
TA: 6.2 g/l
Oak Maturation: French Oak + American Oak 11 months
Harvest Date: 25th February 2016
Bottling Date: 20th September 2017
Cellaring Potential: 7 years