Rich and full with a textured palate and silky tannin’s. There are characters of plum, cocoa, aniseed, boysenberry and toasty oak.
Rich with fragrant ripe fruit of boysenberry, plum, chocolate and aniseed. There is integrated toasty oak along with black pepper, dried herbs and spice.
Medium – deep red with purple hue.
A most attractive and approachable style to enjoy at a young age. Drink now.
Traditional Australian BBQ or veal scallopini with sage.
Sourced from neighbouring properties in the northern sub-region of Margaret River (Yallingup). Meticulous management of bud numbers and shoot thinning ensured a balanced canopy for the crop to be ripened. Particular attention is paid to sourcing fruit from the well regarded gravelly soils of northern Margaret River. The 2013 vintage was a slightly warmer growing season in Margaret River. A few red varieties were harvested with slightly higher sugar levels, as we waited for the tannin’s to reach full maturity.
Each parcel of fruit was gently crushed into small open fermenters with traditional heading down boards where fermentation was carried out under strictly controlled temperature conditions. Gentle extraction (a Forester Estate style) was achieved by daily draining of wine away from skins and returning back over the top. The wine was pressed to tank after 10 days on skins where 50% was sent to new and older french barriques to complete the primary and malo-lactic ferment.
Maturation in tank and barrel lasted 20 months before the wine was carefully blended and bottled. Sealed under screw cap to retain freshness in a burgundy bottle.
In The Spotlight
94 Points James Halliday Wine Companion
Silver Medal – Australian Small Winemakers Show 2014
Silver Medal – 2014 Visy Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
Silver Medal – Perth Royal Wine Show 2014
Silver Medal – Qantas Wine Show of WA Mount Barker 2015
Bronze Medal – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2015
Bronze Medal – International Wine & Spirit Competition 2015
89 Points – Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2016
|Varietal||98% Shiraz, 2% Alicante Bouschet|
|Vintage Year||2013 (Release Sep 2015)|
Forester Estate Shiraz 2013
- Producer: Forester Estate
- Region: Margaret River, Western Australia
- Availability: In Stock