||McLaren Vale, SA, Australia
||Brilliant garnet with purple hue
||Distinct mocha and mulberry aromas complemented with vanilla and cedar oak
||The generosity of bright red fruits, including blackberry, blueberry, mint, Swiss dark chocolate and violets intertwined with spicy fine grained tannins. This French and American oak integrates harmoniously with dark berry fruits, providing full flavoured wine and layers of texture.
Serafino Black Label wines are selected from the premium estate grown individual vineyard blocks in McLaren Vale.
McLaren Vale has a diverse mix of soil types and vineyard orientation that enhance the complexity of Serafino Wines. Distinctive varietal and regional characters are captured in all the premium black label wines and consistently over deliver for medium and long term cellaring.
Enjoy now- cellar up to 2036
The Shiraz grapes were picked and delivered at optimum flavour and intensity to Serafino winery for the fruit to be crushed and destemmed. Fermentation was completed in our four tonne open fermenters.
The fermentation process of converting sugars to alcohol takes eight days. During this period each fermenter is carefully pumped over twice daily. In the early stages, we use a technique called delestage, where the juice is racked off the skins and then returned again to help with colour extraction, tannin enhancement and build the depth of flavour.
At the end of primary fermentation, the wine was pressed off skins and allowed to complete malolactic fermentation. The wine is then racked to a combination of 25% new and older French and American oak hogsheads (300L), for a further 12 months.
Awards - 2019 Vintage
Gold Medal 2021 Best Value CWSA Wine Awards
Gold Medal - 93 points USA Wine Ratings Award 2021
Silver Medal 2021 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show
Silver Medal 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards
Silver Medal 2020 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Silver Medal 2020 McLaren Vale Wine Show
Silver Medal 2021 London Wine Competition
Bronze Medal 2021 New Zealand International Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2021 McLaren Vale Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2021 Cairns Wine Show
Bronze Medal 2021 Royal Hobart Wine Show
95 points Review from Sam Wine Orbit
93 points Review from Mike Bennie
93 points Review by Campbell Mattison
91 points Angus from Wine Pilot
92 points Real Review Aaron Brasher
90 points Jeni from Wine Pilot