Stardust & Muscle
Illustration and design for Wine x Sam's Stardust & Muscle shiraz from the Strathbogie Ranges.
"Strathbogie Shiraz is wonderful stuff. It is rich and ‘Muscly’, but also has
a pretty perfume and sense of ‘Stardust’. This combination of Stardust
and Muscle is what makes Strathbogie Shiraz unique and is the result
of the place where we grow these grapes. The region is elevated and cool.
The cool temperature makes for a long growing season which increases
the intensity of aroma and gifts the wine some stardust. And because we
are on the North side of the Great Dividing Range we are also dry and
sunny, so grapes get very ripe and this leads to high alcohol and a high
percentage of extract to gives the wine its muscle.
Grown on the family vineyard, this Shiraz has a deep colour, lovely
violet and red fruit aroma, and feels rich and full bodied in the mouth."