2019 Shiraz - Single Vineyard
Our wines are handcrafted with minimal intervention as to truly reflect the purist expression of vineyard, vintage and variety. From the vineyard to the bottle, only the gentlest techniques are utilized; harvest by hand, whole berry de-stemming, open-vat temperature controlled fermentation, gentle basket-pressing and no finning or filtration prior to bottling.
The 2019 season faced many a challenge, but responded with grace; producing intense, aromatic high quality fruit. A bout of frost, and a hailstorm shortly after bud burst, followed by a long dry spell kept growers on their toes year round. Extreme temperatures in February and March caused early ripening and vintage was done & dusted in a flash. Overall 2019 is a high-quality vintage with reduced yields making these wines an even more exciting prospect.
A dashing deep crimson with purple hues fills the glass. The nose is overrun with aromas of flowering herbs, thyme, bay leaf and violets. The palate exudes dark berry flavours. The plush blueberry and mulberry fruits are complimented by tantalising spice and fine tannins. The pure core of fruit has drive and balance to boot.
Sub Region: Hallett Valley
Altitude: 250m above sea level
Soil: Biscay/Clay Loam
Harvested: Hand Picked
Fermentation: Wild Open Fermentation
Oak: 15 Months French Oak Hogsheads
Production: 2000 Bottles