Ridgeback Wines His Master’s Reserve 5 Rhône Blend, 2018
“Ultra-premium Shiraz-lead blend produced by an estate quickly gaining popularity amongst our clients.”
All varietals were hand-harvested at optimal ripeness and fermented for 6 to 8 days.
Thereafter the wine was gently pressed and the free run juice was consolidated.
The wine was gravity fed to 50% new French oak barrels for 12 months of maturation. (2nd and 3rd fill was used for the remaining)
After maturation all varietals were blended together and racked back into barrel for a further 4 months of integration.
Complex array of black pepper and dark cherry with hints of truffle run seamlessly onto the midpalate.
A blend with elegant complexity and a long savoury finish.
An immensely versatile wine which pairs amazing well with lamb shank and oxtail.
The final blend was lightly filtered prior to bottling.
Drinking beautifully now, but can cellar for a further 20 years.
80% Shiraz, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Grenache