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2016 Shiraz, Area Blend

2016 Shiraz, Area Blend

A perfect mid-density colour with light purple tints. Red fruit aromas of cherry and strawberry. Dusty hints and vanillin oak compliment the pastille fruit flavours. Fine ripe tannins and lovely acidity carry through to a clean, long finish.

CRU $378.00   SVC $356.40

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Shiraz
Acid
6.5 g/L
pH
3.48
Residual Sugar
nil
Alcohol %
14.0
Wine Profile
Vinification
Combination open and roto red fermenters, 100% French oak of which 20% new, balance 1-2 year old, in oak 18 months.
Winemaker Comments
The McLaren Vale fruit makes up nearly 53% of this wine. An excellent and abundant vintage for McLaren Vale. 2015 saw minimal winter rains followed by a warm dry spring resulting in a low disease pressure. In early February, one rain event dumped twice the monthly average over a few days. Ripening proceeded with no water stress and excellent fruit condition. Beechworth saw a very cold and wet winter of 2015 resulting in a late budburst, however this set the vines up for a great spring. A warm summer did mean irrigation was necessary and picking was very condensed. The last grapes off were nearly a month ahead of previous years, however this worked in our favour as there was a heat wave in early March. Overall, an excellent vintage. Shiraz from a cool wet year in the Hunter Valley adds spice and soft tannins.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with lamb, veal and pasta dishes.
Drink
Enjoy now or over the next 5 to 10 years.

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