In 1968, a 300 acre section of high altitude forest was carved out of the Macedon ranges in Victoria and planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Malbec, and Merlot. The vineyard was created by Hungarian-born sculptor Tom Lazar. Virgin Hills is owned today by Michael Hope, an ex-pharmacist.
The grapes were grown and made with minimal chemical intervention. The wine is a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Shiraz, 8% Merlot, and 5% Malbec. The wine was aged in 100% French oak of which 50% was new. The pH of the finished wine was 3.55 and the total acidity was 7.6 grammes per litre.
The wine was imported by Winepartners AB.
Colour : Purple/red
Aroma : Blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry liquor, currants, sultanas
Taste : Blackcurrant, cherries, currants, spice, fruity, christmas pudding, oxidation on finish
Alcohol : 13%
Price : 198 SEK
Mark : C+
Website : Virgin Hills
Website : Winepartners