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Brokenwood Wines

2017 Hunter Valley Shiraz

2017 Hunter Valley Shiraz

Hunter Valley, NSW

Lovely mid depth colour with purple tints. Lifted red spice, ginger and earthy notes on the aroma. Ripe fruit and low oak impact on the palate, with the new oak providing a slight vanillin sweetness. The ripe fruit tannins are perfect and with the acid give a very long finish to the wine. Typical medium bodied Hunter Valley Shiraz from a great year that will reward for many years.

CRU $525.00   SVC $495.00

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Shiraz
Acid
6.3 g/L
pH
3.48
Alcohol %
14.0
Wine Profile
Vinification
Part vinomatic and part open top 2-4 tonne fermenters. The latter plunged two times per day. After 5 days, pressed off, with malolactic fermentation conducted in tank. The wine then went into 100% French oak made up of 25% puncheons and overall 25% new oak. The Shiraz grapes are sourced solely from the Graveyard Vineyard, being clonal vines planted through the 90s and massale selection from the 1968 plantings, with the oldest at 10 years of age.
Winemaker Comments
The Hunter Valley has a long history of wet years being followed immediately by scorchers, 1997 – 1998, 2002 – 2003, and 2004 – 2005. The feature of these years is the previous year has a wet autumn, dry winter followed by a very hot summer. Another feature is the very high quality of Shiraz. We had 95% of our Shiraz picked before the extreme heat of the weekend 10th to 12th February 2017 that saw the temperature hit 44, 47 and 45C over the three-day period. Staff and vines survived and this is the first release of a wonderful collection of 2017 Hunter Valley Shiraz wines from Brokenwood. All are characterised by deep colour and lifted ripe fruit.
Food Pairing
Veal, duck and cheese.
Drink
Very enjoyable over the medium term, and will reward long term cellaring.