The Shiraz grapes for this wine come from the Grampains area in the state of Victoria, to be precise the Strathbogie ranges. An area known for its high quality Shiraz grapes. Fermentation in open barrels, by the wild yeasts, with pigeage twice daily, malolactic fermentation and maturation in wooden barrels (500l.) made of French oak, 80% new, 20% 2nd round.
Made by a winemaker, not an accountant.
Don’t tell Gary? When winemaker Jo Nash was able to buy super grapes from a top vineyard in the Crampians wine region, she didn’t hesitate and jumped at the chance! What she also knew was that if she had discussed this purchase with her director (and accountant by trade) Gary Williams, he would have said NO immediately. After all, accountants pay attention to the figures and winemakers want the very best grapes…
Jo told everyone who worked in her cellar: “Whatever you do, don’t tell Gary! When the wine was ready she showed the result to Gary, he was impressed with the result and immediately paid all outstanding bills for this wine…
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