The Jarrah Shiraz is only made in small volumes, using carefully selected premium fruit from our oldest Shiraz vines. Traditional fermentation in small open vessels, which are hand plunged 3 to 4 times daily, the 2011 Shiraz was then pressed off skins after extended skin contact. Malolactic fermentation occurred while maturing in 1/3 new French Oak followed by a maturation in barrel for 20 months.
An extremely dry winter was followed by a warm growing season with intermittent and timely rainfall resulting in vines producing low yields of intensely flavoured fruit.
Brilliant deep crimson with dark garnet hues.
Lifted aromas of dark cherry, plum and tobacco leaf.
Vibrant flavours of black cherry and plums with a lively acid profile interwoven with savoury black pepper, leather and fine grained tannin structure.
Ready to enjoy now, but will gain further complexity over eight to ten years with careful cellaring.
ALKOOMI 2012 'JARRAH' SHIRAZ
The Alkoomi vineyards and winery are located in the Frankland River district of Western Australia's Great Southern wine region. The name is taken from local aboriginal dialect and means 'a place we chose' and the logo represents the unique and distinctively Australian Grasstree, Xanthorrhoea preissii. The first plantings were in1971 and the region's long, cool ripening conditions are perfect for growing fruit of intense varietal character.