The Mountain Range wines pay homage to O'Shea's talent as a master blender. He had an astounding ability to make and recognise small unique parcels. And depending on what style they were, light bodied, medium bodied or full-bodied, O'Shea gave each of them different code names: Mountain B, Mountain C, Mountain A and Mountain D.
About this Wine
Hunter Valley, NSW
Dark purple with dark violet hues
Intense black fruits, spice and toasty notes dominate with some subtle liquorice
The Hunter Valley experienced a mostly dry winter with regular rainfall throughout September. This, in conjunction with our Viticulturalist's focus on creating a sustainable environment within the Mount Pleasant vineyards – mulch, cover crops etc. - has resulted in some of the healthiest vines on the estate in recent years. Vines have been developing great canopies which has assisted greatly in warding off sunburnt fruit. Fruit came in on schedule for the most part and is looking expressive with healthy sized bunches and no disease pressure across all sites.
A rich and dense palate, with dark fruits to the fore. The palate is intense and long with lovely structure.
A tribute to Maurice O'Shea, this wine takes its name from his old ways of naming wines, by style rather than variety. Hand picked and cold soaked for 5 days. A rigorous pumping over routine followed inoculation, with the wine pressed off at dryness. Transferred to 45% new French oak barriques and hogsheads for 9 months before blending.
Roast Beef with all of the trimmings
Will drink beautifully 50 years +