The more continental and cooler climes of the Great Southern are favoured for the growing of Flint Rock Shiraz. In the Frankland and Mount Barker sub regions, where Shiraz reigns, the wines display a great intensity of dark fruits with traces of spice, earth and soft tannins. Each sub region adds its own complexity, due to the soils, aspects, clones and microclimates unique to the respective sites. The Howard Park winemaking team draws upon traditional winemaking methods and the use of fine grain French oak to craft a layered, flavoursome and complex wine.
Deep and dense garnet in appearance. Lush plums and black cherry fruit seasoned with pepper, spice, vanilla and mocha greet the nose. On the palate the wine is dense and redolent of blackberry, plum and cherry, laced with liquorice and cocoa. The mouthfeel and texture of the wine is rich, velvety and supple.
Try something different by matching Howard Park's Flint Rock Shiraz with a potato and chorizo omelette!