Stonefish NERO Old Vines Shiraz
The Shiraz fruit for this wine was carefully selected from the best old vines in the Barossa Valley. It was de-stemmed and fermented in open fermentors with pump overs twice daily before resting in French Oak Hogshead barrels for 2 years before bottling. Concentrated and opulent aromas of blackberry, plum, black cherry and cassis burst from the glass with fervour. These wonderful aromatics carry through to a supple and velvety palate with beautifully balanced acidity which give the wine a vibrant energy. Black fruit characters abound on the palate, backed by spice, dark chocolate, licorice and oak. This wine shows perfect tension between ripe fruit, bright acidity and a smooth seductive tannins that provide wonderful length. Enjoy now or cellar for up to 10 years.
The wines of the Stonefish label embody the richness and remarkable quality of Australian harvests for people who love the relaxed Australian lifestyle.
Australia's most popular grape varietal, Shiraz is full-bodied with high alcohol, and vibrant berry and plum on both the nose and palate. Australia's hot summers and cooler winters impart a complexity and structure that collects well and is a worldwide favorite.
Food Suggestions: Enjoy this wine with flavorful spicy foods from steak, to mediterranean and asian cuisines.
Origin: Barossa Valley, South Eastern Australia
Residual Sugar: 1.5g/L
Ageing: 24 months in oak barrels