Best’s LSV shiraz
‘Ludvigsen’ Shiraz Viognier
Colour Dark red with a bright garnet hue.
Bouquet An intriguing nose of Chinese five spice, peppercorns, dark stone fruits and ripe citrus.
Palate Dense red and blue fruits with vibrant acidity that is held together with a round slippery texture and
fine lingering tannins. An iron fist in a velvet glove.
Cellaring This wine will soften and form more complex aromatics and flavours over the next 15 years.
Inspired by the great Shiraz wines of the world often made with some viognier. This wine contains Shiraz from the best elevated vineyards in Great Western and is co-fermented with a small amount of Viognier.
The viognier helps brighten the colour, lift the aromatics and polish the Shiraz flavours on the palate.
Justin ferments the Shiraz and Viognier together, a technique he learnt from his time in France, the effect is a slightly brighter coloured, more rounded and aromatic shiraz when it’s young. Only a small percentage of Viognier is used. As the wines ages, the Shiraz character dominates and will age and develop as a straight Shiraz.