• 2023 Wilkie Wines Midnight Dilemma Shiraz

2023 Wilkie Wines Midnight Dilemma Shiraz

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Tasting Notes The intention with the Midnight Dilemma is always to create a soft, elegant and velvety mouthfeel with dark fruits and a hint of pepper. What do you think Futoshi? How did I go?

Winemaking Destemmed, whole-berry grapes (70%) were poured over hand-picked whole bunches (30%). The grapes were handled delicately throughout fermentation, keeping the majority of the berries intact. After fermentation and a gentle pressing, the Midnight Dilemma was transferred to neutral French oak for malo and 10 months of relaxation. It remained unfiltered and unfined and was bottled in February, 2024.

Vineyard The vineyard lies on the east-facing side of the Mount Camel Range. The range was formed on a fault line with nutrient-rich, Cambrian-aged metabasalts being forced to the surface. The mixing of these decomposed metabasalts with seafloor sediments (chert, jasper, siltstone) provides the strikingly red, iron-rich, well-draining soil that makes this site so desirable.

Artwork Kate has always been intrigued by country life and painted the horse my Dad used to ride to move sheep for the Midnight Dilemma. The painting represents the starkly opposing directions a decision can take you, especially one made at midnight. What’s your Midnight Dilemma? 

- Wilkie Wines