Our Lùmenval vineyard (Lù- deer, Men – human, Val – valley) is based on the site of an old deer farm. The 26 year old vines grow in a sandy loam soil with ironstone overlaying a rich orange clay, which produces low yields of small berried bunches of highly flavoured Shiraz grapes. A small component of whole bunches are included in the batch fermentations to lift fruit aromas. This wine is a selection of the best parcels from this vineyard aged in a combination of a ceramic egg, a large format vat and fine grained French oak barrels (new and 1-2 year old) for 18 months, then bottle aged for 12 months prior to release.
Bright lifted aromas of blueberry fruit and some violet and lavender notes typical of Moppa Shiraz integrate with sweet cedar and savoury aromas. A rich, complex and savoury medium bodied palate with sweet cedar spice and dark blueberry fruit lead to a firm, fine grained tannin structure and great length typical of Moppa Shiraz.
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