Oldenburg Vineyards is situated in a hanging valley with an elevation ranging from 300m to 410m, which creates a naturally cooler site. The mountain amphitheater that surrounds it plays an important role in bringing cooler air into the vineyards after sunset as cool air from the mountaintops, circa 1600m falls into our valley. This situation lends itself to a wider diurnal range (day/night temperature differential), which contributes to grape complexity.
Blend: Shiraz, Merlot
Deep, rich purple hues meet the eye. The nose is very fruit forward with ripe mulberry and raspberry dominant, with undertones of cigar box, vanilla pod and cocoa powder. The palate is bursting with fresh berries, plum and pomegranate. The wine has silky tannins with a fresh acidity to balance the plush, red fruit core.
The wine is generous with flavour and very food friendly and will suit easy, everyday meals well. Try it with a pizza with salami and olives.