The River Block sits on a limestone bluff alongside the Mitchell River. Planted in a seam of rich red soil layered over the limestone with a gentle easterly aspect, the River Block yields Shiraz of complexity and elegance.
Hand picked and gently destemmed into small open fermenters. Hand plunged twice daily. 100 day post ferment maceration. French oak maturation, 5o% new.
“…Technically difficult vinification has achieved all of its aims: the fruit is intense and long, yet elegant, and very expressive of cool grown shiraz with its red and black cherry composition. The new oak has been totally integrated, the mouthfeel supple and persuasive.” 96 Points. James Halliday, 2018 Wine Companion.
“It’s peppery, it’s fine-grained, it has a sense of ‘detail’ about it and it’s not in any way simple. Good from many angles, you might say. Cherried fruit, nutty oak, sappy characters and an all-round buoyancy. Ultra-fine tannin and impressive length. It’s an excellent wine”. 93+ Points. Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, March 2017.
Yield: 1.5 t/acre.
Production: 145 Dozen.
Full tasting notes: 2015 RIVER BLOCK Shiraz