The old adage, “If youth only knew; if age only could” has been attributed to many great thinkers. With each passing generation, a legacy of wisdom is passed down from the old guard to the next crop; the gift of knowledge from those who know how, to those who can. The Young Blood Shiraz is our dedication to those who paved the way for our future, and our commitment to doing the same when the time comes.
Inspired by the new wave ‘Vino Joven’ wines of the old world, Young Blood Shiraz is released as a cheeky youngster with just a brief barrel maturation to showcase structure and varietal character, while retaining freshness and finesse. The fruit is open fermented utilising native yeasts, with 30% whole bunch in the mix. After 7 days maceration post-ferment, the wine is gently basket pressed and racked to stainless vats (50%) and old French oak hogsheads (50%) for 6 months maturation. Young Blood Shiraz is pure, uncomplicated enjoyment.
Colour: Deep ruby colour with the vibrant pink rim of a fresh young wine.
Bouquet: Spicy bramble and black cherry nose with fresh raspberry top notes.
Palate: Soft damson plum palate with red berry fruit flavours, bright and juicy on a medium bodied elegant palate. Fine tannins and refreshing balancing acidity finish off this easy drinking wine.