MadFish Shiraz 2020

Picturesque Madfish Bay is located in the remote southern corner of Western Australia. The bay's tranquility is broken when two tides meet. According to local folklore, the fish, confused by this natural phenomenon, can be observed leaping in the air as if in a state of complete madness. The MadFish wine range and label, first released in 1992, was named as an homage to this unique geographical occurrence. The superb climate of South West Australia has always been conducive to the cultivation of healthy wine grapes with attractive and vibrant fruit flavors.

MadFish Shiraz shows an abundant and rich array of varietal expressions which are layered and pure.

Tasting Notes

 Cheery ruby colour in the glass, this Shiraz offers fresh aromas of black cherry, plums and fruit cake spice. A little liquorice and chocolate compliment the fruit on the palate, with a gentle tannic structure that ensures drinkability with or without food.

Food Pairing

A natural choice to pair with meats – try matching with spicy venison sausages, beef bourguignon or lamb moussaka.

Production Info
Soil composition
Gravel and Clay-Loam
Training method
VSP
Elevation
300 - 430 feet
Vines/acre
746
Yield/acre
2.4 - 3.2 tons
Exposure
Various
Year vineyard planted
1976, 2016
Harvest time
February - March
First vintage of this wine
2003
Bottles produced of this wine
70,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
5% other local grapes
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
7 - 10 days
Fermentation temperature
68 - 82 °F
Maceration technique
Punchdown and Pumpovers
Maceration length
7 - 21
Type of aging container
Barrels and Stainless steel tanks
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
15 months
Certifying Organizations
Winemakers Federation of Australia's Entwine initiative
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.4 %
pH level
3.6
Residual sugar
5.8 g/L
Acidity
1.0 g/L

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