2019 The Gig Shiraz Grenache
Grenache is the hot variety at the moment. This is a really interesting Grenache Shiraz blend; floral yet savoury and spicy, on the palate, I get plums, sweet fruit with a leafy or herbal undertone and a medicinal, spicy, vanilla finish.
It has a characteristic plum and cherry nose, in fact more on the Cherry Ripe side, finishing with chocolate and savoury, firm tanins.
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.