The Peake Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz
The winemaking follows much of the same regime as for the Brooks Road Shiraz and Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon batches. The best blocks and barrel selections are chosen for this traditional Australian blend. The two varieties were hand-picked, destemmed and fermented separately. Berries were cold soaked and pumped over daily with a minimum of 17 days on skins. The free run went directly to barrel and no pressings were included in the Shiraz. The Cabernet matured for 15 months in fine-grained Bordeaux barrels while a mixture of puncheons and barriques were used for the Shiraz. The finest lots from each variety were selected and blended together shortly before bottling.