McKellar Ridge Wines
2017 MCKELLAR RIDGE CANBERRA DISTRICT SHIRAZ
RRP $34 / 2032
From the Point of View Vineyard at Murrumbateman, hand-picked, 5 days cold soak, open-fermented with 15% whole bunches, matured for 9 months in French oak (33% new). A very good wine that says there’s likely to be a seamless transition to new owners. Underlines just how good Canberra District can be (and usually is), with luminous dark cherry fruits, fine tannins and a built-in medium-bodied complexity that can express so much. 13.6% alc.
WINEMAKERS John and Marina Sekoranja How do you best describe this wine?
The fruit for this wine is exclusively from Point of View vineyard, which surrounds our cellar door. This shiraz is young and feisty, bursting with black fruit flavours (blackberry and subtle blackcurrant). The fresh fruit flavours are concentrated and have amazing balance with the refreshing acidity, and subtle oak treatment does not interfere with the exceptional fruit expression. This is an excellent varietal expression with classic cool-climate freshness, and it has great length.