Wildflower - St Walter Shiraz 2020

Wildflower - St Walter Shiraz 2020

$17.00
St Walter was made in a method we have come to adopt for wine grape beer refermentations. The organic 'smoke tainted' fruit for this beer comes from Bryan Martin's Ravensworth vineyard in Murrumbaetman. After being hand picked on 12 March, we put the fruit into a three week carbonic maceration before racking barrel 1740 (8 month old Gold) onto the semi-fermenting fruit on 1 April 2020. The beer and grapes macerated and refermented together for three+ months. The grape beer was then transferred off the fruit and washed with barrels 1863, 1870 (17 month old Gold), 1756 (4 month old Gold) and 1816 (11 month old Gold) before bottling on 20 August 2020 and allowed to condition in bottle for 8 months before release.

Cherry, fennel, graphite and dark spice. Forestry and deep, clear farmhouse funk in support. Sweet red fruits, rhubarb and raspberry combine with gentle blood orange flavours. Good carbonation with a long driving finish full of oak and dark earthy savouriness from the aged gold base.