Shiraz bottle

2013

Shiraz

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Shiraz is a perfect accompaniment with lamb and gourmet sausages.

up to 5 years.

 
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Vintage Conditions

Rutherglen had the most consistent growing season for many years in 2013. The spring saw regular rainfall events and mild temperatures. The soil profile was wet after a good winter and the vineyards had a great start with very little disease pressure. There was virtually no rain from mid December until mid March and although the temperatures were higher than average there were very few days over 40 degrees. This meant we could control the amount of water the vines received. By holding off watering until Christmas the vines became balanced without excess growth and then the judicial use of irrigation after Christmas helped to keep the vines functioning well whist ensuring small healthy grapes, which led to intense full flavoured wines. One to savour!

Tasting Notes

Shiraz is one of the world’s oldest known wine grape varieties. In the modern age, it is the main variety used in the celebrated wines of Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie from the Rhône region of France. More recently it has established Australia’s reputation in the wine world.

We co-ferment a small portion of Viognier fruit with our Shiraz in the traditional Côte-Rôtie style to enhance colour, flavour and tannin structure. The wine is a rich red with a violet hue, aromas of blackberry and spicy pepper with complex, lingering ripe fruit characters and hints of chocolate, licorice and cedar oak characters.

Winemaking

Our Shiraz was crushed and chilled to capture the bright red fruit characters of the variety. Approximately 2% of the total volume of the wine is from ‘wet’ Viognier skins, added prior to fermentation with a spicy Rhone origin yeast. Fermentation was at a moderately cool temperature (25ºC) to maintain fruit freshness and varietal characters. The wine remained on skins for up to ten days before being pressed to a combination of new and old American, Hungarian and French oak, for malolactic fermentation and maturation for 12 months.

Wine Detail & Analysis

Variety: Shiraz

Region:Rutherglen, North East Victoria

Harvest date: 21 February 2013

Release date: June 2015

Alcohol: 14.5 %

Oak treatment:30% in new French and American oak barrels, 70% in older French, American and Hungarian oak barrels

Total acid: 6.9 g/L

pH: 3.45

Residual sugar: Dry

Awards

BRONZE 2015 Cairns Wine Show

3.5 Stars Winestate Magazine

BRONZE 2015 Victorian Wine Show


Additional Information

Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 35 cm
Quantity

Per Bottle, Case of 12