With a relationship rooted in 10 years of friendship, Ben Glaetzer and Benjamin Hammerschlag share a common vision of producing wines that while they exhibit a distinct ripeness, richness and power also are balanced and vibrant. All parcels were harvested and fermented separately. The finished wine was aged for 15 months in 2-3 year old French and American oak, blended and minimally filtered prior to bottling. The Tahbilk clone of Shiraz comes from the oldest winery in Victoria and tends to produce wines that are reminiscent of the northern Rhone revealing more lifted violet and spice character. Petite Sirah is naturally higher in acid tannin and color bringing structure and minerality to the blend.