2017 Winners Tank Shiraz / Viognier
95% Shiraz, 5% Viognier, the small amount of Viognier in the blend is distinctive, with its vibrant aromatics underlining the synergy between these 2 varieties. Plush and hedonistic, dark cherry plum, dark chocolate and white pepper combine beautifully on the palate.
Only 3 acres of Viognier is planted on the property. The yield for this vintage was low at 2t/ acre with the fruit showing intense flower blossom and apricot notes. Shiraz is sourced from the Eskadale Vineyard, picked early it showed vibrant fruit character and great natural acidity.