BELL TOWER SHIRAZ
Displaying spicy, slightly dusty closed aromatics at first, opening to spicy mulberry fruit aromas.
A rich and smooth Shiraz with lovely fruit and spice flavours. Sweet, round palate with loose tannins balanced with dark mulberry and fresh plum fruits flavor and style.
Grapes are picked on both colour and flavour development, then crushed and fermented for 7-10 days at approximately 20 degrees. Small open top fermenters are used with hand pumping over and returns to ensure optimum extraction of tannins and colour. The ferment is then softly pressed using an airbag press, so we do not extract the bitter tannin, producing a fruit driven style of wine. Once pressed the wine is allowed to go through natural malolactic fermentation. Further complexity is added by maturation in French and American oak for 9-12 months. No animal products used for fining or filtration. Vegan Friendly.
Gold Medal – International Wine Challenge 2017
Gold Medal – Melbourne International Wine Competition 2016
Silver Medal – McLaren Vale Wine Show 2016
Silver Medal – Melbourne International Wine Show 2017
Silver Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2016
Silver Medal – Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2016
Bronze Medal – Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2016
Bronze Medal – National Wine Show of Australia 2016