Shiraz

2015 vintage

2020 Cellar Release

Batches of wine were carefully selected from Shiraz blocks within our vineyard to create an estate grown wine that displays the treasured characteristics the property naturally produces in Shiraz: saturated colour, fruit intensity and soft, savoury tannins.

(Due to volume scarcity, a 12 bottle limit applies)

$45.00

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Accolades

James Halliday Wine Companion – 95 points

Vineyard

Multiple individual estate blocks: Red clay loam topsoil at varying depth | Shattered limestone, salt and pepper siltstone, and bluestone subsoils | North-south and east-west row orientations | Varied clonal selection, micro-climates, elevation, and aspect
Upshot: Complexity | Consistency | Intense flavours | Vibrant colours

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Wet winter | Very dry spring and early summer
Temperature: Cool early summer conditions
Upshot: Early budburst and flowering | No disease pressure | Earlier expected harvest dates

Vintage
Rainfall: Mid-February rain event | Dry otherwise
Temperature: Warm days and cool nights
Upshot: Fast late ripening conditions | Extended flavour development | High natural acid | Rich flavours and vibrant fruit

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | 2-3 pump overs per day | Varying time on skins (7-50 days)
Oak: French – 15% new, 85% old | Natural malolactic fermentation | 10 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.8% | pH – 3.63 | Acid – 6.7g/L | RS – <1 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 4th February – 23rd February 2015 | Bottled: February 2016 | Re-released: September 2020

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Satsuma plum | Dark cherry | Olive tapenade | Clove | Vanilla
Texture: Soft and even tannins | Complex yet balanced

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Vehicle – Jeep Cherokee
Musical – Base guitar