Lime Kiln Red 2017

Mount Majura Lime Kiln Red Shiraz Mondeuse Touriga 2017 - low res.jpg
Mount Majura Lime Kiln Red Shiraz Mondeuse Touriga 2017 - low res.jpg

Lime Kiln Red 2017

25.00

Lime Kiln Red is a new medium-bodied blend that’s all about deliciousness and drinkability. With such a collection of interesting varieties in the vineyard and winery, new blending trials are irresistible fun.

Shiraz leads the way in this blend, with pretty spiced plum fruit, while mondeuse brings some juicy black fruits and touriga contributes lovely mid-palate mouthfeel. This is a fresh, bright and juicy wine with a bit of crunch to the finish.

And the name? A 1912 map of the district showed a ‘Lime Kiln Block’ near the current vineyard site, presumably burning limestone similar to that in the vineyard to make builder’s lime.

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Medium to light red/purple hue. The bouquet is very peppery, stalky and herby and it smacks of heavy use of whole-bunch fermentation. The wine is medium-bodied at most and balanced, smooth-textured and quite delicious to taste. Lovely early-drinking red wine. 91 points (Huon Hooke).

The blend takes spicy-fruity Canberra shiraz as a base, then throws in floral, spicy, peppery and herbal notes of the other varieties. It’s medium bodied, soft, smooth, and a delight to drink now. (Chris Shanahan)

Lime Kiln Red 2017 Winemaker's Notes, High Res Bottle Image

 Detail from 1912 Federal Territory Map Sheet 4, showing the 'Lime Kiln Block' just south-east of the present-day Mount Majura Vineyard.

Detail from 1912 Federal Territory Map Sheet 4, showing the 'Lime Kiln Block' just south-east of the present-day Mount Majura Vineyard.