RunRig - a Northern Rhone blend of Shiraz and Viognier.
The Highland clans used a 'RunRig' system to distribute land among their clansmen in a series of widely dispersed holdings. The emphasis was not on any one farm but rather the communal element of the whole. Shiraz from old dry grown Vineyards is blended with Viognier, complementing the strengths and complexities of these individual parcels of fruit, while giving the resulting wine a further dimension.
Terroir, method of production and maturation: The grapes are handpicked from 6 different vineyards in Lyndoch, Rowland Flat, Moppa, Ebenezer, Light Pass and Greenock. After fermentation, the wine is placed in barrels where it undergoes malolactic fermentation. The wine matures for 30 months in French oak barrels, half of which are new and the rest 2-3 years old.
Use: With plump and long-brewed dams.
Description: The multidimensional scent has dark fruit and cocoa. The full flavor is richly fruity and lively, and the ripe tannins are very pleasant in the mouth, if somewhat drying.