The vineyard at Norton Estate was established in 1997, on some soil types that are almost foreign to the Wimmera, with buckshot sandy loams over deep red sandy clay and fragmented limestone through the clay layers. The vineyard also has good elevation and is frost free. This elevation ensures an ideal climate, with warm sunny days and cool evenings, enabling the vines to ripen their fruit evenly and provide the flavours and balance that are reflected in our wines.
This is an excellent example of a “Norton Shiraz” which displays the great signature style, that Norton Estate shiraz has made its own. Bright crimson purple hues, and flavours of liquorice and spice combined with a mix of dark fruit flavours and fine tannins, all combining perfectly to give a long and balanced finish. A great shiraz for the dinner table.
Available from the Great Western Hotel at $35 a bottle or $10 a glass
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