The winery has been established on what was originally a blacksmith shop and hence where this wine draws its name.
The wine has been matured for almost two years delivering structure, depth and balance that you’d expect from this premium grape growing region.
The 2012 growing season delivered only half the average rain fall in the area creating a very stressful growing environment leading to low yielding vines and early ripening. As a result vintage kicked off two weeks early, with a mad rush to keep ahead of rapidly rising sugar levels according to Chief Winemaker, Paul Lindner.
With low yielding vines and a tough growing season they have managed to deliver an outstanding wine with intense colour and flavour.
The colour is medium to deep crimson with purple hues. The aroma is blueberries and blackcurrant, mint and black olives with cedar and hints of sweet spice adding to the complexity. Bright and juicy berries coat the palate and mingle with brambly spice, hints of black olive and anise. Medium to full body with velvety, fine, grape and oak tannins add to the structure and flow onto the long, fruitful and spicy finish.
A great wine for the winter months and the perfect accompaniment for a juicy red meat dish.