Mornington Peninsula Shiraz 2020
We only make the smallest quantities and only in the best years.
LOOKS LIKE... Garnet red
SMELLS LIKE... Cinnamon, nutmeg, plums, and leather
DRINK WITH... Beef Goulash with paprika and cinnamon and served with organic swedes and parsnips and turmeric carrots.
CELLAR UNTIL... 2026
Jo Vaughan’s grapes were picked on Anzac Day 2020. Shiraz ripens with moderate sugars on the Mornington Peninsula and in premium sites that are bathed in sunshine such as 100 Hunts Merricks North.
Grapes achieve sweet tannin ripeness without blowing out on the alcohol. This is one of the charms of Mornington Peninsula cool-climate Pinot Noir.
Presents as spicy shiraz; cinnamon, nutmeg. Fruit begins as plums but already has a leather strap to it.
The palate is full and soft, the cinnamon and plum fruits carry through.
Grapes are grown by Joe and Amanda Vaughan at 100 Hunts, Merricks North. They planted their vineyard in the early ’90s.
With their experience, they have understood the connection between quality soil management and wine. The vineyard is regularly dressed with compost. The vines are cane pruned and the crop, due to vine age never exceeds two tonnes to the acre. We leave Joe to choose the picking date where the vines present as scantily leafed, allowing the final weeks of cool autumn sunshine to finish their job.
We only make the smallest quantities and only in the best years. These grapes are also in our Rageous super blend.
Shiraz is a contentious variety on the Mornington Peninsula. It is a variety of uneven quality because ours is such a marginal climate shiraz excels only in the warmest sites of the best years with the hardest working viticulturalists.