2019 Mighty Ox 1.5L
MIGHTY OX SHIRAZ: Befitting the name, this wine is all power and concentration, with vibrant satsuma plum, lashings of rich dark chocolate and a layer of seductive spices. Long persistent tannins seamlessly coat the palate and are beautifully balanced by the richness and sweetness of the fruit.
GRAPE VARIETY: Shiraz
COLOUR: Bright and intense deep ruby with purple hues.
NOSE: A complex and powerful nose with intense dark fruits, rich dark chocolate and exotic spices lifting from the glass.
PALATE: A wine showing power and concentration; all the hallmarks of a classic Barossa Shiraz. Vibrant satsuma plum with layers of rich dark chocolate and seductive spices. Long, persistent tannins seamlessly coat the palate and are beautifully balanced by the richness and sweetness of the fruit. A wine that is both elegant and bold that will age gracefully over the next twenty five to thirty years.
VINEYARD REGION: Barossa Valley
VINTAGE CONDITIONS: Below average winter rainfall, followed by a dry spring and summer produced rich and concentrated wines, although low in quantity. Overall, one of the driest vintages in recent years.
WINEMAKING: Parcels of fruit destined for Mighty Ox are selected based on their intensity of fruit and muscular tannin structure. Each parcel was treated individually in the winery. Fermentation temperature ranged between 25-28°C. On average the ferments stayed on skins for ten days. Once pressed, the wine was racked and filled to a combination of French and American oak hogsheads for between 18-24 months.