Vouge Barossa Shiraz

Winemakers Notes

Deep red with purple hues on release. Creamy plum with blackberry and spice aromas. A medium to full bodied wine with a silky tannin backbone, a hint of spice and a grainy tannin finish.

Vintage Notes

his vintage had a cool, slow ripening period which has in turn produced elegant red wines.

Winemaking

The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into fermenters. Yeast is added immediately once in fermenter and the ferments are pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferment temperatures remain in the 22-25 degree celcius range which will allow the fruit to display maximum fruit expression. Pressing then occurs approximately seven days after crushing and the wine is then put into predominately American oak to mature.

Oak Maturation

12 months in American oak.

Vintage 2011      Region Barossa
Harvested March 2011Bottled March 2012
Alcohol 14.5%Vineyard St Kitts , Milton Park, Kabininge