The 2006 RunRig is elaborated with 97% Shiraz and 3% Viognier.
A dense, saturated, almost ink like hue.
Aromas: Black raspberries,crème de cassis, smoke, graphite and melted tar soar from the glass.
Palate: Full bodied with great intensity, amazing freshness and extraordinary concentration, the multi-layered palate displays the fruit purity that only the most fastidious farming can achieve.Hints of homemade marmalade, scorched earth and slow roasted meats later emerge with
time in the glass.
Although extremely intense, the wines power is cloaked within its balance and concentration,
The 2006 RunRig will greatly reward those with patience.
Each of the eight parcels of fruit were gently de-stemmed into both wooden & concrete
open top fermenters where they were carefully nurtured for 6-7 days on skins. After
basket pressing the wine was run directly into both new and old French barriques where
they spent 30 months with minimal racking. During the final ‘assemblage’ a small
addition (3%) of estate grown Viognier was added and the wine was later bottled
without the use of filtration or fining.