With devious intentions he bled to discover the secret for which unlocked his favorite blend. The syrup he found divine yet the recipe unknown and despite all skullduggery we would never tell, for old wood is best to burn, old authors to read, old wine to drink and old friends to trust. We now entrust this secret to you, to share with the oldest of friends for years to come.
VINEYARD: The Tomfoolery ‘Skullduggery’ Mataro Shiraz is a wine style inspired by our love for the rustic Australian blend of Wendouree. The fruit sourced for this special wine come from two premium old vineyard sites in the North Western ranges of the Barossa Valley.
WINEMAKING: The fruit is handpicked at optimum ripeness and flavour profile ensuring overall balance before being gently destemmed to keep as many whole berries and then open fermented for a minimum of five days with the juice being pumped over the skins twice daily to maximize oxygenation and purity of fermentation. Once the wine is dry it is then gently basket pressed minimizing the extraction of harsh extractive tannins.
BARREL MATURATION: 18 months in Seasoned French Oak