2012 Pyren 'block E' Shiraz

The Winery The Pyrenees region of Victoria is renowned for producing elegant cool climate red wines of great finesse and it is Pyren Vineyard's endeavor to mirror this reputation from its 70 acre vineyard situated in the heart of the region. Established in 1999 by Brian & Kevyn Joy in the picturesque Warrenmang Valley of the cool climate pocket of the Pyrenees region west of Melbourne. The property consistently produced low yielding fruit of exceptional quality. The property is presently operated by Brian's son Leighton and viticultural guru and sheep grazier Graeme Miles. The development of an on-site winery in 2009 has provided Pyren with even greater direction and has allowed for further improvements with complete control from vine to bottle. The most exciting challenge at Pyren is the strive for constant learning and the commitment to push limitations. Perpetual room for improvement and a desire to produce the most talked about wines in the Pyrenees, is the long term focus and goal. Block E "Block E sits adjacent Kev’s orchid, along the Eastern perimeter of Pyren Vineyard. Just 0.4Ha in size, this small plot of vineyard has consistently produced some of the most concentrated and intensely flavoured fruit on the property. The resulting wine is typically a very deep purple/red in colour, shows generous fruit on the palate with welcoming tannin and warmth. The label artwork for this wine is representative of the stark backdrop that is presented over the fence line from Block E." - Winery [+]