2021 Underhill Shiraz Magnum (1.5L)


Perfumed cool climate Shiraz; deliciously medium bodied with a lick of aniseed spice. Vibrant blue and black plum fruits bring a fresh energy to the palate along with some liquorice spice layering in structure and complexity. As always from this block we see some cured meat and a smoke-char interest driving the back palate. Medium weighted and driven by fruit purity, oak just a faint background seasoning and a bite of stalk grip interest.

Trophy – Best Shiraz, Yarra Valley Wine Show 2022
Gold Medal, Rutherglen Wine Show 2022
Gold Medal, 2022 Melbourne Royal Wine Awards
Gold Medal, Yarra Valley Wine Show 2022

Hand harvested, the bunches pass across a sorting table before processing either as whole bunches or whole berries. 50% of the block is fermented and matured in a 3500L upright oak cask containing 20% whole bunches and topped up for maturation with 100% whole bunch component. The remainder of fermentation in the Yarra Yering half-tonne open-fermenters, gently hand plunged twice daily.  Air bag pressed to release the last fermenting juice from the many whole berries that remain. The wine then aged for 12 months; 50% in the 3500L two-year-old cask and 50% to French oak puncheons (500L); 10% new oak.

Varietals: 100% Shiraz

Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Vines: A single block of Shiraz planted in 1973; 8 acres at the western end of the Yarra Yering vineyard.

Cellaring: One of the Yarra Yering wines to give itself up sooner rather than later it will often look wonderful at 5-10 years of age. This vineyard has a proven pedigree and it will continue to evolve for many more years under suitable cellaring conditions should you want to leave it for 10+ years.

Analysis: 13.5 % Alc.

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