La Pléîade 2018
Australia - Heathcote - Victoria
Appearance: deep magenta.
Nose: complex aromas of red berries and spices.
Palate: this wine has an outstanding elegance and power, combining minerality and precision, perfectly reflecting the Terroir of Heathcote. The wine will benefit from another 2 to 3 years in bottle and can be cellared for 20 years.
Sommelier's advice: Seven hours roasted lamb under 100° "agneau de sept heures". Boeuf wellington.
Grape variety/varieties: 100% Shiraz.
Harvest: The grapes are hand-harvested by the end of March.
Soil: Red soil from the Cambrien Period.
Vinification: The grapes are gently destemmed, and then ferment for six weeks in open concrete vats, using indigenous yeasts.
Ageing: The lightly pressed wine is cellared with minimal intervention in our cellar, which is located in Heathcote. The ageing lasts 12 months, in new French oak casks.
Alcohol content: 14