The House View Shiraz

2018 vintage

Founder Alison Hentschke dreamt of a house on the top of A-Block, to enjoy the view over the vineyards to the east of Greenock Creek from which this wine was grown.
While Alison still awaits the house, we get a Shiraz that displays soft even tannins, with beautiful balance and length.

$45.00

Vineyard

A-Block and B-Block: Deep red clay loam | Eastern bank of Greenock Creek | Low topographical position | Shaded morning | North-south oriented rows
Upshot: Ripe yet elegant fruit | Soft tannins | Lifted aromatics

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Late winter rainfall | Consistent spring rainfall
Temperature: Warm spring to early summer
Upshot: Healthy leaf canopies | Hot summer protection | Slow development

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry summer and autumn
Temperature: Hot January and February | Mild autumn
Upshot: Delayed and extended harvest | Vibrant colours and powerful fruit | Wines of power and elegance

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | 2-3 pump overs per day | Eight days on skins
Oak: French – 20% new, 80% seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 20 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.5% | pH – 3.55 | Acid – 7.0g/L | RS – <1.0 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 23rd February – 3rd March 2018 | Bottled: February 2020 | Released: September 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Blueberry | Black Cherry | Coconut | Chocolate | Caramel
Texture: Soft and even tannins | Good balance and length

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Dromedary
Vehicle – Toyota Landcruiser 300
Musical – Alphorn