2017 'The Gig' Shiraz
In 2017, two weeks before we had planned to pick our crop fruit for our flagship red, the Reserve Shiraz, the rainwater came rushing down the river valley. The Swan River flooded its banks and started running through the middle of our vineyard.
The water kept rising for a couple of days, stopping just at the top of the vines. It was utterly devastating. We had lost the whole of our premium Shiraz wine crop, after spending all year growing the grapes.
Using fruit from the kindness of our Swan Valley neighbours, this Shiraz is total one-off
Bursting with aromas of plum & violet with a subtle white pepper & poppy seed nuances. A year in one-year-old oak barrels have finely softened the tannins and added a mocha-like finish to the wine.