2004 Rampant Red

Product Description

The 2004 vintage was an exceptional year for the Rampant Red. Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot (45%, 35%, 20%).

Awards: Bronze Royal Melbourne.
Region: Margaret River.
Colour: A pink red hue with a deep pink red centre.
Bouquet: Aromas of chocolate cake and cassis resonate on a sloid backing of fresh leather. Hints of dried herbs and vanillin char add complexity to the nose.
Palate: The palate has excellent mid-palate sweetness and a long lingering length of flavour. It shows beautiful integration with fine rustic tannins.
Source: Five Ashes Vineyard, Margaret River
Vintage Characteristics: Warm vintage — comparable to 1999 and 2001.
Vinification: Stainless steel static fermenters, left on skins post ferment up to 20 days.
Cellaring Potential: Drink now to 2011.
Oak Treatment: Matured in French oak for 15 months.
Serving Suggestion: Enjoy with an Australian BBQ or Sunday roast.
Alcohol: 14%
Sweetness: Dry
Residual Sugar: 2.3 g/L
pH: 3.61
Acidity: 5.8 g/L
Harvest Date: April 2004
Bottling Date: December 2005