The 2013 Reserve Shiraz is a wine made only when conditions produce the best grapes, full of aromatics and flavour.
It is a wine where Shiraz and Viognier are blended in a ratio of 97 percent Shiraz and 3 percent Viognier. The wine has a soft round bouquet of berries followed by rich red berry flavours, black pepper, and a hint of toast. It has a supple mouthfeel with firm tannins and a long clean finish.
Under the brand of the previous owner, Mt Cole Wineworks, the following awards were won:
2014 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards – The 2013 Fenix Rising Reserve Shiraz won a bronze medal
2013 Sydney International Wine Competition – The Fenix Rising Reserve Shiraz 2010 won the Mark de Havilland Memorial Trophy – Best Red Wine of Competition and the Perpetual Trophy for Best Lighter Bodied Dry Red Table Wine
2012 Concours Des Vins de Victoria – The Wineworks Fenix Rising Reserve Shiraz 2010 won the SNF Floerger Trophy for the best red wine of the show together with a gold medal in the Shiraz class.
The wine has been rebranded as Mountainside Wines and continues to be as delicious as always and in the 2015 Ballarat Wine Show the 2013 Reserve Shiraz won a bronze medal.