Lots of interesting things to smell and taste – fruit driven, plenty of berry flavours and it has gained further complexity with a bit of bottle age. Sensitively oaked, it’s nice and dry on the palate with attractive soft tannins and vanillin oak.
The 2010 vintage was a good year to make Shiraz. Slow ripening produced fruit with great flavours and intensity.
Cornella Ridge Estate is located in the heart of the Heathcote region on red Cambrian volcanic soils. The ancient soils produce extraordinary Shiraz. The easterly facing slopes are gentle, well drained and frost-free.
Traditional hands-on wine making methods were used at every stage of the process. Low yields, hand picked, and hand plunged fruit in open fermenting vats allow the intense colours and flavour of the fruit to speak for itself. Minimal intervention in the natural processes allows good fruit to become fine wine. French oak gives length and subtlety.
Alcohol : 14.5%
Winemaker: Brian Spencer
Closure : Stalvin
Drink : 2012– 2018