2015 UNDERHILL SHIRAZ

$100.00

New world cool climate Shiraz starts here. Heady black plum fruits and pretty violet aromatics interlaced with liquorice spice and nettle undergrowth. The heavier clay based soils produces wine dark fruits and spice, chewy tannins creating the framework to support the fruit and savoury undertones.

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Varietals: 100% Shiraz

Region: Yarra Valley (Gruyere)

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: 13.0 % ALC

Accolades: 93+ Points – Gary Walsh, WineFront

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 15 months in French oak puncheons (500L) only 30% new oak.

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.

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