35% Shiraz, 24% Grenache, 21% Malbec, 17% Sangiovese, 3% Graciano.
Deep colour with a red/purple hue – a clear indication the wine has escaped the harmful effects of oxidation despite the absence of the antioxidant sulphur dioxide.
Lifted fruity aroma displaying dark fruits, dark chocolate, raspberry coulis and purple jubes with hints of eucalypt and moccha.
A medium-full bodied wine with good structure and flavours of ripe cherry, blackcurrant, red currant and plum skin with hints of coffee and an underlying savouriness. The tannins are noticeable and slightly grainy while the finish is long and juicy.
PF stands for preservative free. This wine has no sulphur dioxide at any stage of its
This is the age of concern for the environment and us. ‘Chemicals’ are suspect, whether in the soil, the crops, or by way of processing additives. The fear is the chemical ends up in us and “does us a mischief”.
Some of us have acquired a sensitivity to sulphur dioxide and this wine is one that will not inflame that condition.
The wine relies upon potent natural factors for its conservation namely
- Clean disease free fruit
- Hand harvesting to avoid fruit damage
- Transport in small containers to avoid crushing the fruit
- Sufficient alcohol
- Abundant tannin
- pH antagonistic to spoilage organisms
- Optimising conditions for a clean ferment
- Cool temperatures in conservation
- Deprivation of substrate that would support micro-organisms
- Extraordinarily careful winemaking techniques
Life: PF Red will hold its condition in the bottle as well as any wine containing preservative. A minimum of 5 years may be expected. A tasting of all our PF Reds since 1994 confirmed the point. There is little however to be gained in cellaring beyond 4 years. It is our aim to produce a wine that can be consumed with satisfaction from release.
Made in Margaret River, Western Australia.
750ml Bottle Size