The 2016 Mr Turner’s Shiraz is the product of a delightful vintage from the Turners Crossing vineyard at Serpentine, Central Victoria.
The vineyard itself rests on the banks of the Loddon River some 50km northwest of Bendigo where the soil is typically a medium clay loam infused with a ridge of limestone pebbles that influences a neutral pH across the profile.
Climatic conditions at the site generally include warm to hot days during summer and throughout the growing season with mild night time temperatures just below 200C.
This shiraz shows intense colour and a fruit driven character that is expressive of the specific terroir and quality of this exceptional wine region.
Colour: intense ruby red
Aroma: The wine offers a complex array of fruit aromas of pepper, spices and black fruits.
Palate: A rich mid palate with full-bodied fruit driven character
Ageing: Ready to drink now, but will most likely continue to improve for 3-4 years.
The vintage: The region’s weather through to harvest was dry but of moderate heat, providing good ripening conditions. 2016 yields were moderate, but produced flavoursome Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon in particular.
Food Friends: Shiraz is an exceptional accompaniment to grilled or roast beef, served rare or with a pepper sauce.