Hazyblur Late Picked Shiraz (half-bottle) 2001
Ross's winemaking background dates to watching his father, an Italian immigrant to Australia, anually make wine using a basket press and rubber boots.
Ross started experimenting, using his own winemaking techinques, making batches of wine with friends. After completing a winemaking course in 1996, Ross decided to get a bit more serious about it all.
Returning from a wine tasting trip through Coonawarra, driving in a car with not air-conditioning at the end of a long hot day, Ross noticed a mirage like haze over the vineyards. It was HAZYBLUR....
the rest as they say... Cheers Ross & Robyne
Known for opulent red wines with intense power and concentration, McLaren Vale is home to perhaps the most “classic” style of Australian Shiraz. Vinified on its own or in Rhône Blends, these hot-climate wines are deeply colored and high in extract with signature hints of dark chocolate and licorice. Cabernet Sauvignon is also produced in a similar style.
Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah makes an intense, powerful and often age-worthy red. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah achieves its maximum potential in the steep village of Hermitage and plays an important component in the Red Rhône Blends of the south, adding color and structure to Grenache and Mourvèdre. Syrah is the most widely planted grape of Australia and is important in California and Washington. Sommelier Secret—Such a synergy these three create together, the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre trio often takes on the shorthand term, “GSM.”