Hilltops Shiraz 2018 | Tertini Wines

Hilltops Shiraz 2018



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: Budburst in 2017 came 2 weeks earlier than previous years resulting in excellent flowering and fruit setting conditions. A dry spring and summer led to perfect ripening conditions post veraison. The Hilltops region is blessed with mostly drier and warmer days with some cooling relief at night due to its continental position. The fruit was harvested in the cool temperatures of early morning. The fruit was fermented on skins in open fermenters with specially selected Rhone yeast The wine was hand plunged twice a day to build structure and colour. The shiraz was pressed into 20% new French oak Francois Freres, Mercury and Sirugue. Maturation was 9 months before blending and bottling.
Fruit Source: 100 % Hilltops Region
Peak Drinking: 2020 - 2026
Wine Analysis: Alcohol = 14.1%, pH = 3.65, TA = 5.5g/L