Norfolk Rise Vineyard is renowned for its rugged coastline, long white sandy beaches and fresh seafood. Situated in the heart of Mount Benson and within 5km of the ocean, our vineyard has a unique microclimate which produces cool climate wines of the highest calibre. Our Shiraz is planted on the near perfect “terra rossa” soils that surround our winery and the grapes were selected from our Mt Benson Estate vineyard. The fruit was crushed, transferred and then fermented as small batches in stainless steel fermenters at <25°C allowing gentle extraction of the ripe fruit flavors and supple tannins. A long ferment lasting 7 - 10 days followed. Extended maceration was carried out on selected parcels of fruit. The wine was matured in predominantly French oak barriques for 12 months prior to bottling, to allow integration of the great complexity of flavors.