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2018 Shiraz, Area Blend

2018 Shiraz, Area Blend

The initial highlight is the colour, deep red with purple tints. Lifted dark cherry and plum characters on the aromas and the oak hardly noticeable. Ripe, blackberry pastille flavours dominate the flavour profile. Fine tannins from the fruit and oak balances the sweet fruit.

CRU $378.00   SVC $356.40

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Wine Specs
6.5 g/L
Residual Sugar
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
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.
Enjoy now or over the next 5 to 10 years.