About This Wine
They say that variety is the spice of life.
At Cumulus Estate, variety is a way of life, as the winery is home to one of Australia’s few dual appellation vineyards. About half of the vineyard lies in the area known as the Central Ranges, while the other half is situated in the Orange region, both in New South Wales. Each part of the vineyard provides subtle but distinctive variations on the winemaking style.
The 2010 Anthropology Shiraz was made from grapes grown in the Central Ranges half of the vineyard, on what is considered pristine agricultural land. The grapes ripen very evenly each vintage, enabling the Berardo family to craft dependably flavorful and enjoyable wines.
“Flavorful” and “enjoyable” certainly describe the Anthropology Shiraz. It’s a medium-bodied wine that’s brimming with sweet fruit flavor, joined by subtle oak notes. Try it with barbecued meats or, for a palate-pleasing treat, a variety of hard cheeses.
Very dark, rich, powerful wines with great aging potential (as long as 50 years), yet still can be drunk relatively young. Distinct pepper, spice, cherry and leather flavors, with smooth, supple texture. Embodied in majestic wines from France, Australia and, increasingly, California.
- Grape Composition:100% Shiraz
- Grape Source:Central Ranges of New South Wales, Australia
- Aromas & Flavors:Blackberry, Black Cherry, Blueberry, Cocoa & Toast
- Aging Vessels:French and American Oak Barrels for 6 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionbarbecued meats, or hard cheeses.