Vineyard – The Denton vineyard, which is owned by the Denton family and managed by Phil Chapman, provided the Shiraz for our first wine in 2014.
The vineyard sits on sandy topsoil above an ancient granite plug, which forms the hill that overlooks the Yarra Valley floor – a geological anomaly and unique terroir not only around Yarra Glen, but the greater Yarra Valley. The Shiraz was picked from the lower end of the Western slope.
Winemaking – We made this wine in three batches, wholebunch, destemmed and crushed. In terms of maceration the first two were treated super gently – just rolled by hand or foot stomped – and were on skins for 24 days. The crushed batch was plunged in a more traditional way and was on skins for 16 days. The wine matured for 9 months in old French oak, racked once. Wild yeast fermented, no adds, no fining or filtering.
Only minimal sulphites added. – Blood Moon Wines