Shiraz Cienna 2022

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Minimum order of 1 case or 6 bottles (Mixed or straight)

This unsuspecting blend of Shiraz and Cienna is ultra-smooth and sultry; packed with delicious red berries and hints of vanilla bean. The ultimate people pleaser, this smooth red boasts a medium body with plenty of balance and soft, silky tannins. It’s like a fiery tango between two passionate partners, that’ll leave you doing a little shimmy in your seat.

Tasting Notes

Syrah is a smooth, sophisticated expression of Shiraz and the cool hillsides of the Yarra Valley are perfect for making this intriguing style. Generous in fruit but restrained in oak, subtly perfumed and tantalisingly spicy it’s made to be savoured.

Food Pairings

This delectable red fares well with duck in spicy plum sauce, seafood paella, blue cheeses, and dark chocolate.

Cold soaked for 2 days followed by 7 days on skins and then matured for a short time with a combination of French and American oak, before being bottled. 

Vineyard RegionSwan Hill VIC
Wine AnalysisAlc/Vol: 13.5%
Colour

Bright crimson red.

Aroma

Smells like raspberries, blackcurrant and pepper spice.

Palate

This smooth red tastes like wild berry compote, sweet Hoisin and boasts a medium body with plenty of balance and soft, silky tannins.

Peak Drinking

Cellar up to 5 years after vintage.

Growing Conditions

Cool and wet spring led to lower than average yields of very high quality. January was wet leading into a dry February and March. This provided great colour and balance.