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Brokenwood Wines

2016 Tallawanta Vineyard Shiraz

2016 Tallawanta Vineyard Shiraz

Hunter Valley, NSW

Mid-density colour, lifted cool year spice and red fruits. Some char/sweet-oak aromas are noticeable on the palate. At 13% alcohol, the wine has a medium-bodied palate, red cherry fruit and soft tannins carry through to the finish. A lovely drink as a young wine, and like all our Hunter Valley Shiraz, will age beautifully.

CRU $735.00   SVC $693.00

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Shiraz
Acid
6.1 g/L
pH
3.47
Residual Sugar
nil
Alcohol %
13.0
Wine Profile
Vinification
Processing started with 3-4 day cold soaking and then 4-5 day ferment at 26-28C. The vineyard is on dark loam soil and gives a more chocolate character to those in red soil. The oak regime for this wine is 100% French oak, with 30% new oak.
Winemaker Comments
For Hunter Valley grape growers, pre-vintage discussion is all about the weather. In recent years, harvest has been in full swing by the second week of January, however not so for 2016. Wet and cloudy conditions meant later ripening on most varieties. The Hunter Valley went back to its typical dry winter with no significant rain recorded between 23rd May and 24th August 2015. Major rainfall wasn’t received until the first 2 weeks of December (121mm) but accompanied a hailstorm on the 10th. This cut a swath right through the middle of Pokolbin with the south of Mount View and north of Deasy’s Rd escaping. Another storm went through a week later bringing the months total up to 181mm and the yearly rainfall to 1051mm, well above the average of 720mm. January saw records set for rainfall with Brokenwood recording 338mm and then the tap was turned off with fine weather prevailing through February. Handpicking this fruit has resulted in a shiraz full of finesse.
Food Pairing
Enjoy with pork, or lamb and rosemary sausages.
Drink
Drinking well now but will age gracefully.