The Flint Rock Shiraz is an annual selection from individual vineyard blocks located in Frankland River and Mount Barker. For this wine, fruit was sourced primarily from Block 8 of the Lange Vineyard in Frankland and the Figtree Vineyard in Mount Barker. The predominant soils are lateritic gravelly/sandy loams over granite. Yields are low to moderate. The different micro-climates in these sub-regions and individual vineyards help to build complexity by adding complementary characteristics to the wine - Frankland is renowned for ripe fruit and structure while Mount Barker contributes elegance and savoury nuances. The predominant soils are lateritic gravelly/sandy loams over granite. Yields are low to moderate.
The color is a rich and attractive dark crimson. Initially subtle on the nose with dominant aromas of dark cherry and raspberry, patience reveals intriguing hints of iodine, anise and smoked meats. The silky, medium-bodied palate displays elegance and balance – primary sour cherry and dark plum fruit characters are supported by hints of vanilla, white pepper and cola. Evident but unobtrusive tannin and supporting oak highlight the potential of this wine to build further complexity in the medium term. Enjoy this wine with slow-braised lamb shoulder, puy lentils, lardo and sage.