Double Gold Medal – New Zealand International Wine Show 2020
Top Gold – International Organic Wine Awards 2020
Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"Intense brooding purple. Cherry, blackberry, liquorice and clove with deft oak and a hint of pepper. Blackberry and satsuma plum followed by peppery spice.
The 2019 Wild Olive Shiraz grapes were hand picked from their Warboys Organic Vineyard and a long term grower. Warboys provides the powerful base for the wine with growers fruit contributing elegance and finesse.
This hand crafted wine has been made in the Angove small batch winery. After being gently destemmed, the largely whole berries were cold soaked for three days before being allowed to slowly warm with fermentation initated by the wild yeast of the winery and then pumped over twice daily to coax colour, flavour and tannin. Once dry the finished ferment was basket pressed with the free run and pressing fraction kept seperate. Maturation for 12 month in seasoned French oak preceded a careful barrel selection and blending process with minimal fining and filtration prior to bottling."