The Long Road Shiraz is carefully selected from sites in the Gundagai region which has both basalt rich soils that deliver highly perfumed aromatic wines, and ironstone rich soils that provide a mineral, crushed rock and gravely tannin structure. This Shiraz was matured in 3-4 year old French oak puncheons (500 liters) for 14 months prior to bottling. In addition, a small component (30%) was matured in stainless steel for 14 months. Shiraz is an oppulent and perfumed variety and this maturation technique allows a clear expression of both fruit and terroir with little interuption from oak. The wine displays aromatic perfume, bright red fruit and an elegant tannin structure. This wine is a great representation of Shiraz and the Gundagai terroir.