The Pyren Vineyard Earthscape Shiraz is not a big, bold expression, but it is certainly no wallflower. This is a compelling red direct from the Pyrenees vineyards of this exciting label, with great presence of place and a moreish display of sweet, savoury, and spice.
The tiny but perceptible amount of whole bunch added to the ferment of this wine adds undeniable interest. Medium of body, vegetal aromas intermingle with truffle, spice, lemon, pepper and juicy red cherry.
The Pyrenees is located in western Central Victoria and was settled during the gold rush of the 1850s. The region is located northeast of the Grampians, north of the Great Dividing Range. Many of the vineyards are planted with an easterly aspect at an altitude of around 350 to 400m on quartz and decomposed slatey soils over Friable clay. Low rainfall in the area necessitates drip irrigation. Temperatures during the growing season are moderated by late afternoon southerly breezes. The Pyrenees is best known for producing cool climate peppery Shiraz and well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon.