Dark vibrant cherry red
Bright red perfume combined with darker blackberry aromas and subtle oak
An immediate burst of red currants and blackberry fruits balanced with natural acidity, supple tannins and a long juicy finish
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Bimbagen’s Palmers Lane and McDonalds Road Vineyards
Cold soak for 2 days; pumped over and left on skins for a week after ferment. Malolactic fermentation in old and new French oak.
The best barrels from 2015 were rated and classified as ‘Estate’
12 months in a combination of new and old barriques (225L) and puncheons (500L)
20th October, 2016
|Varietal||Alcohol||Cellaring Potential||Harvest Date||Oak||pH||TA||Shiraz||13.2%||5+ years||1st-19th Feb||100% French - 20% New||3.49||6.4g/L|
2015 followed the exceptional 2014 Vintage by producing an abundant Shiraz harvest. Early season rain events gave way to a warm, dry February. Consistent temperature ensured even ripening with medium bodied red fruits, typical of the Hunter Valley Shiraz Style.