Serafino McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016
The aromas of this premium McLaren Vale Shiraz include distinct mocha and mulberry aromas complemented with vanilla and cedar oak.
The palate displays distinctive McLaren vale Shiraz regional characters. The generosity of bright red fruits across the palate including blackberry, blueberry, violets intertwined with spicy fine grained tannins. This French and American oak integrates harmoniously with the dark berry fruits, providing a full flavoured wine with layers of texture and flavour. A generous Shiraz that we believe over delivers on mouthfeel flavour and length.
Enjoy upon release and cellar up to 2032.
FOODMATCH We recommend red meats, cheese and good friends.
VINEYARDS The Shiraz grapes were sourced from our family owned estate v Binney and Malpas roads in McLaren Vale.
TECHNICAL DETAILS Alc 14.5% pH 3.73 TA 6.4g/L
The grapes were picked at optimum flavour and intensity and delivered to the Serafino winery to be crushed and destemmed. Fermentation was completed in our four tonne open fermenters. The fermentation process of converting sugars to alcohol takes seven days. During this period each fermenter is carefully pumped over twice daily, plus in the early stages we use a technique called delestage, where the juice is racked of the skins and then returned again to help with colour extraction, tannin enhancement and building the depth of flavour. At the end of primary fermentation the wine was pressed off skins and allowed to complete malolactic fermentation. The wine is then racked to a combination of 25% new and older French and American oak hogsheads (300L), for a further 12 months.