Grape(s): 95 % Shiraz, 5% Roussanne
Style: Light-bodied red made from small whole bunches
A bright ruby red wine with an aromatic nose of berry compote and baking spices of nutmeg, anise and dried herbs. Soft on the palate with supple red fruits with tighly woven tannins and a light touch of acidity. Made from small whole bunches helps balance the fruit, providing a savoury touch and a good structure for the wine.
Established by the Nix family in collaboration with winemaker Paul Olds, who is known for his work on southern French winery Les Clos Perdu (translates to “the lost vineyard”, great wordplay!), this is a project that looks for the best quality and sometimes forgotten fruit, around the state of Victoria. Working from Nagambie to Heathcote to Mornington, there’s no varietal limit to their creativity. Paul has now passed the winemaking baton to the very capable hands of the talented Matt Campbell who continues the tradition of gentle handling and minimal mucking around to produce beautiful small-batch wines that truly reflect their sense of place.