Frank Ernest Shiraz | McLaren Vale

Our flagship wine and a tribute to Grandad. From 70 year old dry grown bush vines from the Romano Vineyard in McLaren Vale. Flavours of blackberry and chocolate dipped plums, aromas of musk, dark berries, tar and anise. A McLaren Vale Shiraz with style and substance.

Composition
Shiraz
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Other Details

Sand over Ironstone

Romano Vineyard, McLaren Vale

750ml

Cellar potential 10+ years

Vinification

8 day open ferment with regular pump overs. 20% as whole bunches. Wild yeast. 20 months in new (50%), 1 year old (25%) and 2 year old (25%) French oak. Bottled without fining or filtration.

Nose

Perfumed but also dense and expressive. Aromas of musk, dark berries, tar and anise.

Palate

Flavours of blackberry and chocolate dipped plums. Some cardamom spice and a touch of earth. Soft and rich with a plush mid-palate. Dense but persistent tannin giving it flow and a long, even finish.