Shiraz

2020 vintage

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.

$32.50

Vineyard

Twelve 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: Average Winter rainfall | Dry conditions from spring through to summer
Temperature: High winds at flowering | Hot late spring and early summer leading to average summer temperatures
Upshot: Inconsistent flowering and fruit set | Low crops

Vintage
Rainfall: Early February rain event | Dry otherwise
Temperature: Warm days and cool nights
Upshot: Consistent ripening conditions | Perfect extended flavour development | High natural acid | Intense flavours and vibrancy of fruit

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | 2-3 pump overs per day | Varying time on skins (7-60 days)
Oak: French and American – 15% new, 85% seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 15 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.8% | pH – 3.56 | Acid – 6.7g/L | RS – <1.0 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 28th February – 16th March 2020 | Bottled: July 2021 | Released: July 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Blue fruits | Plum | Raspberry | Clove | Black pepper
Texture: Powdery tannins | Great length

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