The Deakin Estate vineyard is located in Australia's Mildura region at Red Cliffs where the Murray River brings life to some of the country's most respected wine producing land. Blessed with a warm and sunny climate, this region was first transformed with the help of Alfred Deakin, the former prime minister of Australia, into an "agricultural oasis" in the 1880s. The Deakin Estate property and the wine are named in honor of Alfred Deakin. When it was purchased in 1967, the Deakin Estate vineyard started simply as a grower. In 1980, we added our winery facility, and in 1994 launched our premium wine varietals.
Attractive cherry, strawberry and pomegranate fruit aromas with subtle French oak spice and a touch of earthy complexity. Medium body, supple and silky, with clear berry fruit flavors and a savory, food-friendly finish.
The two separate batches underwent an extensive period of cold soaking and were then fermented to dryness in static fermenters with twice-daily pump-overs. Each wine spent extended time on skins before pressing, racking, MLF, maturation and final blending.
Region: Murray Darling, Victoria (60%) and Coonawarra (40%)
Harvest Date: Mid February in Murray-Darling, early March in Coonawarra