Massena Howling Dog

Massena Howling Dog

Barossa Valley, South Australia

Early experimental batches of Petite Sirah produced wines which were rich and deep, with pronounced tannins that caused tasters to release a slight howl as it crossed the palate!

The Petite Sirah variety produces Shiraz like berries that are smaller, giving a much darker color and rich deep tannins.  The wine is black as night and laden with an abundance of natural structure and personality. This 100% Petite Sirah was open fermented and left on skins for up to 8 weeks prior to an elevage in new and used French barriques and puncheons. Built more along the lines of a marathon runner than a sprinter, it is already approachable but will greatly reward those who choose to keep a few bottles well into the future.