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.


Tasting Notes by Ben Edwards

2002 Shiraz

Deep crimson with purple hues. The nose exhibits pure-fruited aromas of freshly crushed blackberries, hints of spice and fruitcake and a backdrop of roasted meats. The full-bodied palate is rich and full with lively red berries also showing through with a touch of earth and assertive, grippy tannins. Dense and chewy yet quite refined, this wine needs at least a year to be enjoyed, but will reward patient cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2012.

Ben Edwards is a Melbourne based wine writer, wine importer and President of the Australian Sommeliers Association.

Viticultural Data

Located in the 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:   170.75 (6.8 inches)
Soil type: Red duplex   - red brown clays
Budburst:   22nd September 2001
Flowering:   Late November 2001
Veraison:   17th February 2002
Harvest:   25th March to 11th April 2002
Bottled:   19th September 2003
Alcohol   15.0% vol