RIDGE OF TEARS
The face on the label personifies Peter Logan’s great ancestors.
'Druim nan deur' is Scottish Gaelic for 'Ridge of Tears', the old Logan clan war cry. It's an apt name for a wine that has aged this winemaker.
Ridge of Tears showcases two shiraz wines from Mudgee and Orange. The range demonstrates the great quality of these regions, especially in shiraz, showing how good they can be and just how different they are.
But it hasn't been easy.
In order to make the best possible shiraz from each region we grow the grapes on the best sloping sites, we restrict the vines to low yields in order to achieve perfect balance and concentration, we ferment the small batch of grapes in open fermenter tanks which we plunge by hand and then basket press before mellowing in oak for 12 - 15 months.
In the end the wines are savoury with depth and intensity. The two wines are really quite different yet both are perfumed and retain an elegance in line with the Logan house style.
And now they're bottled, the tears are happy ones.
Let the ageing begin.