The Windmill Wine-Down: 2015 Tarzali Shiraz13:20:00
Hello and welcome to the Windmill Wine-Down for another 'Wine of the Month' series post. Here you will gain a little insight into all of the Tarzali wines that we produce here at the farm.
Today Id like to tell you a little bit about our new 2015 Tarzali Shiraz.
BIOGRAPHY OF SHIRAZ:
In 2013 the grafting over of the Riesling began and to date we now have 16 rows dedicated to this gorgeous, robust and delicious grape variety.
It has been an amazing journey in the short time that has ensued, both in the work and process involved from the initial grafts to now the flourishing, healthy and fruit-bearing vines.
This is the very first vintage from the grafted vines and according to our wine maker Rob, it is already showing plenty of potential.
On the winemaking front, the fruit was picked at its optimum ripeness and then crushed and destemmed into open fermenters. The temperature was kept nice and cool to retain the fruit's peppery characteristics.
For two weeks the skins were left on and once Rob was happy with the tannins taste, the fruit was then pressed.
The wine has been barrelled in old American and French oak barrels for twelve months and now finally it has been bottled for us to enjoy here today for our very first 2015 Tarzali Shiraz.
WHATS TO LIKE?
- This is a vibrant and fresh Shiraz with aromas of berry and spice.
- This wine though quite light for the variety, appeals greatly with its peppery aromatics and fruit intensity whilst having a light easy going palate.
-Tarzali 2015 Shiraz is also a great wine for cellaring away for a decade or more if you are one to collect and save for a later date or occasion.
HOW WE WINE
This being a new wine to our repertoire', we have been enjoying this fine, lighter styled drop whilst sitting around the dining room table accompanying many a meal over the last few weekends. Of course the conversation totally revolves around our brand new wine, what we like and everything else that needs to be discussed about the new Shiraz. One bottle is very easily followed by another.
Being lighter in body, our Tarzali Shiraz has been a particularly nice pairing so far with our very own farm grazed roast beef and Porterhouse steaks. We have yet to try this with some beautiful Aussie homemade cheeses. We can only imagine it will be divine!
Feel free to take a look at our new webpage where you can find out a little bit more about all of our wines and the vineyard.
Thanks for visiting today.