Regional Series Shiraz Canberra 2013

Patiently matured in old and new French Hogsheads and Puncheons we want the oak to support, not dominate. The fruit within the matrix of this wine is both delicate and pure.

White pepper, cinnamon and clove all play a role whilst the palate remains medium bodied with great texture and structure. The sweet mid palate fruits show richness and freshness making this a very easy and approachable wine.

We think the flavours and structure of our ACT Shiraz make this the perfect accompaniment to duck. Duck doesn’t have to be an extravagant confit every time so for this wine we suggest a well-balanced duck ragu served with pappardelle.

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