Vineyard & Winery
633 Carapooee Rd
Carapooee Vic 3478
633 Carapooee Rd
Carapooee Vic 3478

T: 61 3 5496 3220
F: 61 3 8610 1621

Cellar door open
by appointment only.


1997 Shiraz

March 2004: Dark, crimson red with berries, fruitcake, liquorice and smoky cedar on the nose. Explosions of sweet, rich, fruit on the palate with silky mouth-coating tannins. Well balanced acids add to the freshness of this wine. Medium to full bodied, the mouth-filling flavours persist to provide excellent palate length.  After 7 years the first commercial vintage is showing its value as a cellaring wine as well as being immensely drinkable now.

Viticultural Data

Location: Undulating foothills of the northern slopes of Pyrenees ranges in the state of Victoria, Australia
Vineyard altitude: 200 metres  (656 feet)
Average rainfall per year: 510 mm  (20 inches)
Rainfall for this growing season: 191.25 mm  (7.5 inches)
Soil Type: Red duplex red brown clays to 2 m depth
Budburst: 20th September 1996
Flowering: Early December 1996
Veraison: Early February 1997
Harvest: 30th March 1997
Bottled: June 1998
Alcohol:  13.8 % vol