The grapes were crushed into open concrete fermentors where they stayed for the next ten days. Immediately after crushing, juice was drawn off to improve the colour and body of the wine. The wine was fermented on skins and punched down by hand five times per day to maximise colour extraction in a gentle manner. After fermentation the wine was matured with French and American oak for 8 months where it also finished malolactic fermentation.
Alvi's Drift Shiraz
The Alvi?s Drift Shiraz ?has a medium colour with an attractive garnet hue. The wine is elegant and nicely balanced. The aromas on the nose are a subtle blend of white pepper and red berries with a hint of vanilla and chocolate. The flavours are well integrated with nutty oak characters.?