Laughing Bird Shiraz
Laughing Bird Shiraz, This 100% Shiraz is ripe and aromatic with notes of cherry, chocolate and vanilla to the fore. The palate continues the chocolate-cherry theme, with powder dry tannins and a fine, fresh acidity on the finish. A great match for grilled red meats. Its special raspberry and stewed plums with sweet vanillin oak upfront. A flavoursome palate with savoury mulberry, black cherry and hints of liquorice spice, which merge well into lingering oak flavours and soft tannins.
The call of the Australian Kookaburra sounds just like manic laughter and it is often colloquially referred to as the “Laughing Bird” This range has a contemporary Australian feel with quirky packaging that stands out on shelf and is designed to bring smile to the consumer.
The Shiraz grapes were harvested at over 13.0 Be, as flavours became balanced. The must was fermented at temperatures, between 25 and 28 degrees in order to help extract flavour and colour components from the grape skins. The skins were then gently pressed, with only the free run fraction being kept insuring that soft tannins would be present in the final wine. The wine was then stored on French and American oak staves and allowed to mature prior to bottling.
Summer started with cool mornings and nights, with slow ripening producing excellent fruit with no diseases Grapes are specially selected from small parcels of vines from South Eastern Australia. The vines are carefully cultivated to our specifications, with low yields producing intensely-flavoured grapes of outstanding quality.