Fruit for this wine is sourced from the sub-region of Armagh, Clare. Harvested when the fruit is rich and plump, crushed at the winery into small 1 tonne fermenters to be hand-plunged and left on skins for 3 weeks. Pressed off and put to 20% New French oak and the balance put to second season French oak. Left for 20 months then blended and put to bottle. No fining and no filtration.
Nan would love this wine. It is elegant, restrained and full of life. Black olive, hint of pepper and spice, tickle of liquorice along with all the dark fruits you could desire. The new oak is minimal but supports the fine structure of this wine giving way to persistent length and full flavours. You could even call this shiraz seductive but that seems weird for a wine named after my Nan but you get the idea. Love Shiraz? Love this wine.
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