The Wild Pixie Shiraz 2013
The Story Behind The Name
In 2006, Chester added a small parcel of Roussanne to The Stump Jump White. A wine journalist described him as a 'wild pixie' for concocting such a crazy blend. Taking that as a compliment, Chester went on to make an even more audacious blend with Roussanne, this time combining it with Shiraz.
A little patience is required to coax the aromas out of this wine, but once the flood gates open there is no holding them back. Typical of The Wild Pixie the characters are dark and exotic. Blackberry, clove, liquorice, bitter chocolate, earth and a hint of ash. The palate is full of grunt and power with the beefy black fruits matched by a ferrous like core of tannin. A real conversation stopper and a wine that promises a long and prosperous future.