My aim with Plexus is express the wide spectrum of red fruit flavours from Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre and also provide structure with a seamless balance and long finish.
Traditional, low intervention winemaking techniques are employed with Plexus, allowing the wine to be approachable in its youth, but also have medium term cellaring potential for 8-10 years.
Winemaking: Fermentation with submerged cap and small open stainless steel fermenters.
Oak Maturation: 100% barrel maturated for 14 months, with just 8% new fine grain French oak hogsheads (300 litre barrels); with the balance 3-6 year old barrels. Some Shiraz finished fermentation in new French oak.
Colour: Vibrant purple red.
Nose: Attractive red and black fruit with savoury notes.
Palate: Generous with good intensity of blackberry fruit and Christmas cake character. Appealing texture with soft tannin backbone.