“The word impeccable almost always springs to mind when tasting/drinking a Mayford wine and it does again here.”
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
“It ripples with flavour and texture patterns.”
James Halliday Wine Magazine, June/July 2018
Released May 2018
In the lead up to the 2016 vintage a narrow wall of hail crossed over Mt Buffalo to our west and made a beeline for the Mayford vineyard. We lost about half our crop.
The destructive power of nature at that moment contrasted starkly to the kindness and generosity extended to us after our loss. Our friends, restaurateur Peter Bartholomew and Donna Pelka, offered a gift of some Heathcote Shiraz from their Wanted Man vineyard. Another friend, Bob McNamara, offered Shiraz from his 30 year-old vineyard in Whorouly at the warmer northern end of the Alpine Valleys and we topped this up with a mixed clonal parcel from Indigo Vineyard Beechworth.
All fruit was hand-picked and cold soaked prior to fermentation with ambient yeasts. Each regional and clonal parcel was fermented and matured separately then blended in early spring and returned to barrel. Barrel maturation was in French barrique with 15% new oak from a range of French cooperages for eleven months.
This svelte and supple blend of Shiraz from some of Victoria’s finest cool climate regions reflects the altruism that exists in our winegrowing community Drink 2019-2029.
Bottled under screwcap.