Following the first release of the Highland Fling in 2007 we didn’t experience favorable conditions for a follow up release until 2010. The tiny parcel of young vine Moppa Shiraz was hand harvested at 17.9 beaume on the 30th March 2010 in pristine condition. The fruit was then destemmed into a small stainless steel fermenter where it spent 5 days on skins. The sweet wine was then fortified in the fermenter with 17 year old wood aged brandy spirit. Once the ferment had been arrested by the alcohol it was gently basket pressed directly into seasoned French barriques where it was aged for a total of 18 months. As with all of our wines, it was bottled without the use of fining or filtration.
The 2010 Highland Fling is inky black, pure and intense. Fruit driven, lifted aromatics of dark blackberries and cassis are perfectly complemented by the wonderful scents of the wood aged brandy spirit. Full bodied, concentrated and silky smooth, the Highland Fling is the perfect accompaniment for strong cheeses at the end of a fulfilling meal or as company during a long day pruning the vineyard.