2012 Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz Cabernet


Tasting Notes

Deep purple. Boysenberry and mulberry aromas with a hint of cedar and pepper. Similar berry fruits show through on the opulent, textured palate with a lingering finish.

Winemaking Report

Fermentation took place over 10 – 12 days in a combination of open and static fermenters. The temperature was closely monitored to ensure the wine retains its natural fruit expression. New and older French and American oak was used for the maturation of selected wine parcels over a period of 13 months. These parcels were put together from our family estate to best demonstrate the depth and character of our fruit, balanced by integrated oak.

Vintage Conditions

2012 was a very good season with predominantly mild, dry days. Yields were generally low and this did result in some excellent parcels of fruit being harvested. Vine-balance was carefully monitored, resulting in fruit that demonstrates the vibrancy and fruitderived characters that we strive for in our wines. By all accounts it was a textbook vintage.

Awards
  • SILVER MEDAL
    2013 China Wine & Spirits Awards
2012
Stelvin
Ben Riggs
Deep purple
Boysenberry and mulberry aromas with a hint of cedar and pepper.
Similar berry fruits show through on the opulent, textured palate with a lingering finish.
Shiraz 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 45%
Padthaway
25.03.2013
14.5%