The 2015 Elegant Shiraz was sourced from the family's Greenock and Moppa Hill vineyards.
The grapes were 100% de-stemmed and 80% berries crushed while 20% whole berries remained before being transferred into open top fermenters. Fermentation was kept on the cooler side with a punch down twice a day and rack and return daily for 10 to 14 days. After fermentation the wine was then drained to oak barrels and skins were hand shoveled out of the fermenters into the basket press. The pressings from the basket press are never over extracted, although they may lack the fruit intensity of the free run, the pressings blended back in add tannins for structure.
2015 CEO Elegant Shiraz by Laughing Jack
Aroma: Abundance of dark fruit flavours with soft acidity and smooth supple tannins.
Palate: Spectacularly vibrant with black cherry, mulberries and plum along with elderberry a character distinct from the Moppa Hill vineyards. There are also some earthy notes and hints of sage, cinnamon and cloves.
Sub Region: 100% Barossa: 74% Greenock & 26% Moppa
Acid: 6.2 g/l
Oak: 19 months in 60% French Hogsheads (6% new), 37% American Hogsheads (11% new) and 3% new Hungarian oak hogsheads.
Production: 500 cases