The Anvers Vintage Fortified Shiraz uses grapes from our award winning estate block in the Adelaide Hills. These grapes are picked then fermented for 3 days before undergoing fortification with brandy spirit to retain residual sweetness. The resulting wine, with around 18.5% alcohol and 70 grams of sugar per litre, is then aged in old barriques until a harmonious balance of sugar, alcohol, acidity and tannin is achieved. Made in the same style as the long-lived Vintage Port wines of Portugal, the Anvers Fortified Shiraz Vintage 2013 has an extensive life ahead. Whilst this wine can be consumed now by the hedonistic, it is only after cellaring for 10-15 years that the true potential of this Fortified Shiraz can be experienced.
An inky crimson red in colour, alluring perfume accents to the aroma underpinned by ripe blackberry and exotic anise notes. Richly textured on the palate with powerful black fruit flavours in the company of dark earth and pepper. The long finish provides a hint of brandy spirit warmth with a refreshing sweetness and layers of soft, pliant tannins.Bottling Date: March 2014
Release Date: May 2014
Production: 759 cases (6 bottles x 500ml)
Winemaker: Kym Milne MW