Alkoomi Vineyards & Winery
The Alkoomi vineyard is located only 80kms inland from the Southern Ocean, resulting in good winter rains and dry ripening months. Summer days and evenings are cooled by fresh sea breezes, enabling ideal slow ripening of grapes. This climatic pattern is very similar to that of the best Bordeaux vintages.
The property includes large areas of suitable soils and aspects. From the initial planting of about one hectare, the area under vine has been expanded throughout the 1980s and ‘90s and expansion of the vineyard has continued steadily over the next decade.
Alkoomi uses water supplied from on-site dams efficiently to prevent vine stress during extended dry periods without sacrificing the naturally low yields that produce concentrated flavours.
The vines are all pruned by hand. Machine harvesting occurs in the cool of the morning, usually starting at 2.00am, to ensure that grapes arrive at the winery in top condition.
The winery is completely self-contained, including bottling, labelling and packaging. All processing equipment – presses, fermentation, oak barrels and stainless steel tanks – is modern and maintained in outstanding and clean working order.
The cool climate and gravelly loam soils of the Frankland River region in the South of Western Australia are well suited to the production of intense and elegantly structured wines. This wine, made from estate grown Shiraz was picked between 12.8° and 13.7° Baumé to build complexity and give depth to the flavour profile and was matured for 9 months with French oak.
Vibrant crimson with magenta hues. Ripe plums and spicy black pepper with hints of vanilla.
Juicy satsuma plums and cherry flavours with savoury leather and peppery spice notes are supported by chewy ripe tannin profile.
Ready to enjoy now but will increase in complexity over the next 3 to 5 years with careful cellaring.