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.


1998 Shiraz

Dark, practically impenetrable colour which provides a very promising
sign. The aroma has a lifted, intense blackberry, aniseed, oriental
spice and black pepper character with a little mint in the background.
This is made more complex by subtle oak treatment which adds a savoury lift. The most immediate impact on the palate is a supple texture which coats the mouth and releases intense pepper and spices that are the hallmark of Central Victorian shiraz. With a long, persistent after
taste the tannin structure suggests a long life ahead.

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: 22nd September 1997
Flowering: Late November 1997
Veraison: Late January 1998
Harvest: 22nd March 1998
Bottled: June 1999
Alcohol:  15.5 % vol