100% Shiraz sourced exclusively from the unirrigated 1973 planted 8 acre block of Shiraz at the western extremity of Yarra Yering. New world cool climate Shiraz starts here. The heavier clay based soils produces wine dark fruits and spice, chewy tannins .
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Aroma: Heady black plum fruits and pretty violet aromatics interlaced with liquorice spice and nettle undergrowth. Palate: The heavier clay based soils produces wine dark fruits and spice, chewy tannins creating the framework to support the fruit and savoury undertones.
Hand harvested and destemmed with no crushing to retain whole berries, directly to the Yarra Yering half-tonne open-fermenters. High use of stalk baskets to increase stalk tannins, structure and interest. Basket pressed and aged for 18 months in French oak puncheons (500L) only 30% new oak.
Varietals: Shiraz Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere) Season: 2014 Vines: 1973 planted 8 acre block of Shiraz at the western extremity of Yarra Yering. Cellaring: Drinking beautifully at present but this vineyard has a proven pedigree and track record thus it will continue to evolve for a further 20+ years under suitable cellaring conditions. Analysis: 13 % ALC