Collector Wines produces small quantities of table wine. Grapes are grown on the characteristic lean pink granites and reddish shale loams of the Canberra District and Tumbarumba. The wines are hand-made for balance, character and depth of flavour.
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
40% whole bunches, the remainder whole berries, open wild ferment 9 days, matured in French oak (40% new) for 14 months. Similar colour to '14 Marked Tree Red Shiraz, perhaps a touch more purple, but neither are especially deep; likewise this doesn't double the power of its sibling; it's all about finesse and length, with a progressive build-up of complexity over the journey. Spice figures large, and the French oak is more visible, the process effortless.