Wills Domain Estate Shiraz 2017
Lifted aromas of potpourri, cedar and briary fruit lead to a dense yet lively palate of plums, white pepper and spice.
The wine finish is long with supple tannins and purple fruit notes throughout the palate.
Shiraz berries are processed un-crushed (whole berries) to a tank for fermentation on skin. Whole berries ensure slower and more controlled extraction of tannin, better perfume retention and greater aromatic complexity. Fermented on skin for 10-14 days at 22°C (cool) and pumped over twice a day, then pressed to barrel. French (Allier and Voges forests), 33 – 40% new. Aged in barrel on very light lees for 10 months before bottling. Battonage every 5-6 weeks.
Long cooked meats, char grilled quail and duck breast and pork.