Cosmic Vertigo is a one-barrel blend of lighter style Shiraz, 70%, and Malbec 30%. Both varieties are grown on Roennfeldt Road, Marananga. The fruit is hand picked and fermented individually in picking bins. The Shiraz portion spent 3 days on skins before being pressed off, to finish ferment in seasoned barrels. The Malbec spends 2 weeks on skins before being pressed to seasoned barrels. A single barrel is then blended together. The blend is tinkered with and tasted until the Sun has set, the Stars have risen and an overwhelming feeling of Vertigo takes over when looking into the Cosmos, a good time to stop. Cosmic Vertigo…
Sweet and savoury aromas of strawberries, jam, pastry, pomegranate and spice.
While light and vibrant in colour the wine is complex and elaborate. A mosaic of red fruits mingle with sarsparilla and spice all balanced by animated acidity and a fine soft tannin structure.
A galactic giddiness awaits the lucky few who manage to get their hands on this limited release wine.