TELLURIAN 'PASTICHE' SHIRAZ
Pastiche Shiraz is a medium bodied shiraz blended from fruit carefully selected from different shiraz blocks at our Tranter Rd vineyard. 2016 provided ideal conditions for intense, full flavoured fruit retaining wonderful natural acidity. Whilst the entire season was relatively dry, good shoot growth and flowering was achieved followed by even fruit set in all varieties. Above average overnight summer temperatures and lower than average yields, led to faster ripening and our earliest vintage to date. Grapes mostly fermented in 4-5 tonne open top fermenters between 10-25 days on skins, with hand plunging or pump overs twice per day. 30% whole bunch fermentation. 10 months maturation; 5% American oak and 95% in mostly seasoned French oak (15% new) in a combination of 5000L vats, puncheons, or barriques prior to filtration and bottling
WINEMAKER NOTES Bright red purple colour. Intense fruit in a medium bodied style with only subtle influence from oak. Aromas of red berry fruit, raspberry combine with savoury, meaty aromas, charcuterie characters. Savoury palate displays briary, black and blue fruits, black cherry, black berry, along with meaty savoury palate, chary oak and fine grain tannins.