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. 11 month French oak maturation, 40% new.
“Unequivocally struts its cool climate DNA, but it still feels ripe and approachable. Dark fruit, peppery spice, cedar and liquorice are all in play; the medium bodied palate with supple tannin” – 95 Points, 2020 Halliday Wine Companion.
Yield: 1.9 t/acre.
Production: 160 Dozen.
Tasting Notes: 2016 Lightfoot & Sons RIVER BLOCK Shiraz