10 x 2007 Mont Destin Destiny Shiraz (750ml), Provenance: Restaurant Mosaic Wine Cellar Collection
This is Mont Destin's flagship wine with each bottle individually numbered and signed. The grapes were handpicked and transported to the cellar in small lug boxes. On arrival at the winery, the bunches underwent sorting, followed by destemming, then further hand sorting to remove any remaining stems and unripe or imperfect fruit. Following a light crush, and without pumping, the grapes were lowered into stainless steel tanks. Fermentation was slow and gentle. The skins were basket pressed and the wine matured between 18 and 24 months in new and second-fill French oak barrels.
"Each vintage we would select the 2 or 3 most extraordinary barrels of Shiraz to create the Destiny. We were determined that our ethos of handcrafting this wine should also be reflected on the outside of every bottle. So I hand wrote each bottle number on every label; Erny and I signed the back labels; we glued the labels on by hand; and finally the piece de resistance: the Bürgin family ring was pressed into gold wax on the front of every bottle. The Destiny Shiraz was a true symbol of our labour and love!" - Samantha Bürgin