2016 Little Demon Shiraz Grenache
Colour Dark red/purple in colour.
Nose Aromas of black cherry, plum and vanilla.
Palate The palate has generous flavours of McLaren Vale Shiraz, rich plum and berry, complimented by the Grenache giving lifted aromas with flavours of spice, raspberry and herbs. This is a complex wine with excellent food matching ability.
The winter in 2014 was wetter than usual which resulted in well soaked soils. From August to early January it stayed dry with above average temperatures. Flowering started earlier than average and the grape set was even, but our wines had low bunch numbers. Veraison started normally but accelerated with a mini heatwave early January. Throughout January, 40mm of rain fell, double the average, but very helpful to freshen up the vines. Ripening continued with warm dry days and cool nights and we started harvest with the Verdelho on the 9th February, the earliest on record.
Varietal Composition Shiraz 82%, Grenache 15%, Viognier 3%
Winemaker Andrew Jericho & Mark Maxwell
TA 6.00 g/L
Cellaring 3-6 years