2021 Basket Pressed Cabernet Shiraz


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Production 285 dozen


Colour: Ruby Red

Aroma: Lashings of red currants and juicy plums with hints of spices.

Palate: A wine of finesse showing all the hallmarks of both the varieties' characters. Plums, raspberries, cherries and red fruits exude with a seamless medium bodied structure. Touches of earth and spice give way to feathered tannins making this the perfect wine for any occasion.


Awards and Reviews: 

New Release July 2024

A classic Aussie combo bursting with vibrant high-tone fruit from the perfumed nose through to the driven palate. Plush black fruits with a slightly bay leaf and graphite minerality cut through the mid palate. Has an effortless and almost languid palate feel that extends easily without fuss to a long finish. Ray Jordan Score 92/100 Cellar 9 years 

Vinification:The grapes were picked in the cool of the morning, destemmed and placed in two open fermenters. Innoculated with a neutral yeast and the cap plunged up to four times a day, by hand. After 14 days on skins, the wine was drained and the must basket pressed off to tank where it underwent a malolactic fermentation which softens the acid. The wine was then racked to seasoned French oak and then left to mature for 12 months. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Shiraz.  Bottled in July 2022


2021 Vintage Rating 8/10 – After a very dry 2020 winter bud break was early for all varieties. Spring was wetter than average so protection from disease was critical with timely applications of organic sprays when the weather permitted all the way to December. Finally the sun came out at the right time to accelerate ripening of the lower than normal crop load. This was a blessing as harvest approached significant rain events occurred. Hard work in the vineyard opening the canopy for air flow and small crops got all varieties to optimum ripeness with pristine fruit. Marri Blossom was late and netting was required to stop bird damage.