This Shiraz has been produced from grapes grown by our premium grower in the Hilltop region of NSW. The vineyard is situated on a rolling hillside near Young at an altitude of 500m and has rich red volcanic soil. This vineyard has warmer days to ripen our Shiraz and cool nights to ensure our fruit is grown with the rich aromatic development and balance that this region is renowned for.
|Notes From The Winemaker:||A drier than normal winter in 2016 meant budburst happened 2 weeks earlier than usual. Normally this put us at slight risk to frost but some spring rainfall helped the frost stay away and ensured healthy growth in the vines. While it was a dry growing season, maximum temperatures were still moderate and the harvest dates for all varieties ended up falling back to the their expected times, not earlier as experienced in other grape-growing regions. The Hilltops region is blessed with mostly drier and warmer days with some cooling relief at night due to its continental position. This fruit was harvested in the coolness of the early morning before undergoing ferment on skins in stainless steel tanks. The wine was pumped over twice daily to build colour and structure. The Shiraz was pressed into old French oak. Maturation was for 10 months before blending and bottling|
|Fruit Source:||100 % Hilltops Region|
|Peak Drinking:||2018 - 2025|
|Wine Analysis:||Alcohol = 14.5%, pH = 3.62, TA = 6.2g/L, Residual Sugar = 1.57g/L|