Early ripening Shiraz on sandy loam from our most Northern site. Harvested at a lower Baume to create a light pretty style with natural acidity. Harvested in the cool of the night. The grapes were crushed and held on skins until the ideal colour extraction had been achieved before being lightly pressed under inert conditions. Fermented in stainless steel vessels. Yeast strains that promote the natural berry characters were selected. Cool fermentation temperatures. The final blend was given a light fining before being filtered and prepared for bottling.
The nose is vibrant with lifted aromas of spring and summer red fruits - raspberries, strawberries, cherries with hints of rose petal and Turkish delight. The palate is rich with flavours of maraschino cherries, balanced with delicate hints of rose water. The natural fruit sweetness of this wine is balanced by a lively mineral acidity and a dash of savoury spice.
Miles from Nowhere is the winery of ex-Evans & Tate Chairman Franklin Tate, who set this up after E & T was sold. Franklin's vineyard is also in Cowaramup, the sleepy hamlet north of the Margaret River township that is famous for its fields of plastic cows. Specialising in classic Margaret River styles - like Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon blends, Chardonnay, Cabernet Merlot and Shiraz, the Miles From Nowhere wines show a unique balance between flavour and regional character at glorious prices.