Our vineyards are all organic, having been converted in 2003. In the vineyard we use competitive biology, aiming to be completely chemical free in dry years and using half the
organic standard of copper and sulphur in wet years.
The goal is to lift vine health through soil health and complexity, and combat disease through an active and competitive leaf surface biology, crowding out disease causing organisms.
The Lowe’s ‘Block 8’ vineyard is hand picked and fermented in open wax lined concrete fermenters prior to 12 months maturation in 2250 litre American oak casks.
We are not looking for overt oak influence in the wine, but rather a softening of the strong natural tannins.
100% Organic Shiraz
Lowe Block 8 Vineyard, Mudgee (500m), NSW Central Highlands
We experienced normal harvest conditions; hot and dry in February after a mild spring. The grapes were fermented in stainless steel and wax lined fermenters with yeast cultured directly from the vineyard. The wine was then matured in 4000L American oak casks for two years in
order to soften the strong natural Mudgee tannins.
Dark red in colour.
The bouquet is reminiscent of nutmeg and some liquorice.
A generous, medium to fuller bodied wine a persistent tannins. The oak sits well in the background.
This is wine that will reward cellaring; a slow ageing Mudgee red, ideal with strongly flavoured food and with 10 years in the cellar, will be at its peak.