Variety: Shiraz (92%) Roussanne (8%)
Retail Price Per Bottle: $29.00
750mL - 14.5% Alc.
The Wild Pixie Shiraz Roussanne
In 2006, Chester added a small parcel of Roussanne to The Stump Jump White. A wine journalist described him as a 'wild pixie' for concocting such a crazy blend. Taking that as a compliment, Chester went on to make an even more audacious blend with Roussanne, this time combining it with Shiraz.
This intensely-coloured wine is big in flavour, and personality. The nose is quite closed initially, but slowly evolves to reveal white pepper, cloves and five-spice. There's masses of dark plums and mulberries, with some pretty serious tannin (thanks to the Roussanne). The finish is mouth-watering and long, with lots of spice, and lots of acidity. This wine has the depth, and structure, to age for quite some time.