2016 Maris Sol Shiraz Tempranillo Cabernet

2016 Maris Sol Shiraz Tempranillo Cabernet
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Winemakers are always fidgeting around in the cellar with small and often quite unique batches of wines, mostly as trials to see what is possible in our portfolio wines.

Commonly, the winemaker will tuck them into the back of the winery with no one awares! The Maris Sol label is a format in which we can bottle very small parcels that have to fit the criteria of being both unique and interesting. The more obscure….the better!

The Maris Sol blend is a hedonistic blend of perfume, juicy ripe fruit and structured tan-nin. The Tempranillo clone is the requena, imported from Spain in 1964, the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon clones have stood the test of time in Western Australia, clones valued for generous weight and depth.

Wine Specs
Up to 15 years.
Crushed cool to static fermenters for eight days, peak temperature 28 degrees Celsius.
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Perfumed and intense fresh blueberry, mulberry and raspberry, Succulent palate of blueberries and dark skinned plums, balanced by light toasty oak and framed by chalky tannin. Shiraz 50%, Tempranillo 37%, Cabernet Sauvignon 13%
Production Notes
100% barrel matured in new (25%) and older french hogsheads.
Winemaker Notes
The 2016 vintage begun with a hot Spring, likely due to a strong El NiƱo influence, with October, November and December considerably warmer than the previous season. The repercussions were good with a nice even flowering, providing consistency of fruit through the blocks. Rolling on to January, the Geographe region received 74mm over four days of rain on January 18, proving a test for most Vineyards, however the fruit remained pristine and fresh.

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