Fermoy Estate

2019 Shiraz

$35

Varietals (%’S):  100% Shiraz

Vintage:  2019 – a cooler vintage in Margaret River, characterised by a slower ripening period with good retention of fruit aromatics and natural grape acidity.

Appearance:  Dark garnet red.

Aroma:  Vibrant, aromatic nose of black cherry, mulberry, satsuma plum and blood orange with complexing notes of star anise, rosemary and white pepper spice.

Palate:  Raspberry, blueberry, violet and red flowers through the front and mid-palates are balanced by hints of cured meats, roasting herbs & pepper spice.  Layers of tannin add frame, structure and length – cocoa, graphite, wet gravel.

Oak Detail:  15 months maturation in a combination of new (~20%) and seasoned French oak barriques.

Cellaring:  Tannins are sufficiently soft and pliable to drink now but will continue to evolve over the next 6-8 years.

Food Pairing: Chargrilled rib-eye beef with redcurrant reduction.

Alcohol Volume:  14.5%
Acidity:  pH 3.63; TA 5.5 g/L

Residual Sugar:  <1.0 g/L

Awards & Ratings: 

Trophy “Best WA Shiraz” – 2021 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards.

Silver – 2021 Wine Show of WA & 2021 Margaret River Wine Show.

"With 2% fruit from Geographe. Some whole bunches in the ferment, matured for 15 months in oak (20% new). Bright plums and mulberry on the nose and palate. This, while being pure and vibrant, wears its cool birth year on its sleeve. It is dark fruited with layers of tannin on the palate. The tannins move to steel shavings and graphite through the finish." Erin Larkin, 14 Feb 2022, Wine Companion

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