Navarino Milestone Wines represent the classic Australian wine styles, and our viticulture also reflects this philosophy.
We carefully select vineyards from our Australian regions that have proven history and pedigree of producing premium wines. These vineyards, older than 20 years, have reached a level of quality and consistency that Milestone requires.
Minimising water use in the vineyard ensures a lighter crop with better characteristics for making premium wines, and small grape berries also ensures more colour, body and structure in the resultant wines. Careful attention to pruning during the Winter months is essential to achieving these goals, along with experienced grapegrowing management for the rest of the year.
The smaller berries for these wines are fermented in modern fermentation tanks especially developed for premium wine production. Fermentation is long, with no less than ten days fermentation on skins to ensure maximum colour and flavour extraction from the skins. Multiple daily pump overs of the ferment ensure maximum extraction and efficient fermentation rate, while temperature control by qualified winemakers control tempers the lively process. Gentle pressing is used to ensure the wines classic varietal aromas and flavours are not compromised or lost. Selected American and French Oak are used to mature the wine, bringing softness and finesse and also delightful nuances of oak derived flavour.
Shiraz Cabernet is the signature Australian red blend, having being produced in this country for over one hundred years. Brought together, these two champion varieties bring ripe fruit flavours of blackberry, spice, plum, and black currant in an alluring, soft and warming wine. Ageing in oak for 12 months brings softness and texture to the palate.