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2016 LIGHT DRY RED WINE

$86.00

A blend of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Shiraz complement each other with the perfume and spice of the Pinot and the underlying structure of the cool climate Shiraz.

We know that Dr Carrodus would often blend a little Pinot noir into the Shiraz based Dry Red Wine No.2 and that the Underhill Vineyard in the early days had a considerable number of Pinot noir vines alongside the Shiraz. A recent tasting of the first vintage 1989 Underhill Shiraz left no doubt that there was a considerable dollop of Pinot noir blended into that wine. It was delicious.

Varietals: 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Shiraz

Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)

Vines: Fruit was sourced from the Yarra Yering Pinot noir block with plantings in 1969, 1981 and 1984. Shiraz was grown on the Waterloo block planted in 1995.

Cellaring: Drinking beautifully at present and will continue to evolve for up to 5 years under suitable cellaring conditions.

Analysis: 13.0 % ALC

Pinot noir was fermented with whole berries in 600kg fermenters and hand plunged gently twice daily before basket pressing. Shiraz was 100% whole bunch fermented, left for 3 weeks and barely touched but for some light foot stomping before basket pressing. The individual components spent 9 months in French oak barriques in our underground cellar before blending and bottling.

50% Pinot noir and 50% Shiraz, these varieties complement each other with the perfume and spice of the Pinot and the underlying structure of the cool climate Shiraz.

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