Gold Medal & 95/100 – Melbourne International Wine Competition 2023
Gold Medal & 95/100 – Royal Queensland Wine Show 2023
Top Gold & 95/100 – National Cool Climate Wine Show Australia 2023
Gold Medal – Royal Perth Wine Show 2023
If Gary hasn't cottoned on to this wine yet, then he really needs to look at his awareness of what's going on around him. This is a big seller for us and a wine that just keeps growing in popularity.
The story goes like this… This wine is a labour of love – one the accountants didn't know about. Winemaker Jo Nash discovered an exceptional parcel of Shiraz from the Grampians which she gently crushed, then tucked away in some ridiculously expensive French oak barrels to age for 12 months. Gary McPherson is the GM and also an accountant.
The wine speaks for itself – minimal intervention, purity of fruit, Shiraz at its best.
Winery notes (2021 Vintage)
"Our DtG Shiraz is created by sourcing and harvesting only the very best premium Victorian fruit. As soon as primary fermentation was complete, the wine was racked into 500L French Oak Puncheons (80% New Oak, 20% 1 Year Old), where it was left to go through malolactic fermentation. With minimal intervention, the viticulture/winemaking was more important than ever.
The DTG Shiraz is a beautiful dark garnet colour with black cherry, blueberry and mixed spice on the nose. Hints of pepper and soft oak spice are beautifully integrated with blackberry fruits and medium bodied silky tannins.
This is a special occasion wine. Drink with like-minded wine lovers who enjoy sticking it to the man! Take a moment to admire the gorgeous colour of the wine, then it’s a perfect match to charcuterie and cheese, char grilled steak, or a meat pie. Do what you want to do, just DTG."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, June 2023 (2021 Vintage)
"Richly fruited and instantly appealing, the wine shows black/blueberry, rich floral, toasty oak and warm spice aromas, followed by a generously expressed palate offering ripe fruit intensity with velvety mouthfeel, leading to a lengthy delectable finish. At its best: now to 2033."