2011 Blind Corner Field Blend
Situated at the bottom of the hill on the more generous soils. This block is dry-grown and predominately Shiraz, however one lonely row of Viognier is right in the middle of it all.
We have changed the name of this wine due to the two grape varieties within the block which are grown together, and are fermented together. It stops pre-conceptions also as this is not a 'typical' Shiraz. Smooth and slippery and medium bodied, it shows an elegance and depth that is atypical of other Shiraz I have made.
When harvested, the row of viognier is hand-picked separately and spread evenly between the picking bins of Shiraz
The grapes are foot-crushed in small half-tonne ferments and hand plunged up to 4 times a day
Before ferment is complete, the wine is gently basket-pressed to seasoned french oak for 18 months.
It is then settled out in tank prior to bottling, where it goes to bottle with only sulphites added.
Just like the SB and Cabernet, there is no acid adjutments or yeast additions. The only addition is elbow grease and sulphites
The wine is round and rich and voluptuous and good. So good.