Metal Label The Black Shiraz, 2019
The Black Shiraz is a bold example of Australian Shiraz with deep colour and aromas of blackberry and plum with toasty vanilla and spicy oak. Full and intense flavour with rich plum, blueberry and mocha. Ripe tannins and great structure and length.
Meet the maker: Berton Vineyard
Region: South Eastern Australia – Australia
Grape(s): Shiraz (89%), Durif (11%)
14.5% ABV / 750ml / Vegetarian
The vines are trained on a trellis system, which is generally a single wire cordon and all vines have been spur pruned. The vine age is varied.
Planting is approximately 1.8m apart with 3.6m between the rows, in order to allow machinery access.
The grapes were sourced from premium areas across South Eastern Australia and machine harvested during the night.
Only the darkest and most flavoursome fruit was selected.
Each parcel of fruit was fermented separately in stainless steel vertical fermenters for 5-7 days, at temperatures of between 25°C-29°C.
The wine was then pressed at 1° Baumé and left to ferment until dry.
The wine was racked into French oak for malolactic conversion and clarified via centrifuge.
Several different blends were carefully considered over numerous days, culminating in this amazing blend.