2021 Marchand & Burch Villages Shiraz
Marchand & Burch is a collaboration of two old friends from France & Australia who share a love of fine wine. In 2007, winemaker Pascal Marchand and vigneron Jeff Burch embarked on a partnership to hand-craft, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from selected sites in both countries. With a commitment to the natural, sustainable viticulture and traditional winemaking practices, we invite you to enjoy the pursuit of these two friends. The Villages tier of Marchand & Burch is a focus on the regional influences of climate and site on the varietal expression, in each wine. This wine is part of the Marchand & Burch Australian collection.
Garnet in colour, the bouquet possesses a wide array of aromas spanning the fruit, floral, and spice spectrum. Inky, brooding notes of dark fruits such as blackberry and boysenberry collide with more boisterous tones of hibiscus tea, red rose, macerated raspberry, and balsamic strawberry, creating a beguiling blend. Oak ageing adds savoury and sweet notes of vanilla bean, cocoa powder, and freshly roasted coffee. The palate is soft with enticing flavours of stewed plum and mulberry, counterbalanced by a tart cranberry-like acidity and fine grain tannin. Deliciously smooth and alluringly fragrant, this wine is ready for immediate enjoyment, yet will certainly stand the test of time and reward those patient enough to cellar.
Serve alongside hearty fare such as Moroccan lamb stew with roast sumac potatoes.
Drink now or enjoy over the next 3 to 5 years.