2022 Kyneton Ridge Cabernet Shiraz

Inky purple in colour; a modern take on the classic Aussie Claret tradition. Blackcurrant, cassis, plum, dusty red earth, cupboard spice, and lifted mint aromas. Follows on the palate with ripe blood plum, fruit cake, black cherry, tomato vine. Crushed brick and flinty minerality, grippy tannins enlivened by a bright acid drive. Concentrated, persistent, and perfect with protein.

From $30.00

Tasted on a Flower Day, 3 March 2024.

Vineyard Location: Baynton, Macedon Ranges & Colbinabbin, Heathcote
Soil: Granitic sand & Red Cambrian
Varieties: Macedon Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Heathcote Shiraz (40%)
Clones: SA125 & Tahbilk
Harvest date: 27 April 2022 & 8 March 2022
Yield: Various
Ferment: 21 and 7 days
Macerations: Some extended maceration
Maturation: 9 months in French oak 20% new
pH: 3.54
Alcohol: 14%
Bottling date: 10 January 2023