Dark cherries, lifted violet and cedar
Burst of dark berry fruit balanced with classic Hunter Valley spice; framed by fine, subtle oak
2017 Shiraz Viognier$25.00 non member price$20.00 wine member price
McDonalds Road Vineyard Shiraz and Viognier; Upper Hunter Valley Shiraz, NSW
After the McDonalds Road Viognier was pressed, skins were set aside and added to the press following the Shiraz ferment. Gentle pumping over twice per day resulted in silky tannins.
Select barrels of Upper Hunter Shiraz blended with McDonalds Road Shiraz and Viognier
9 months in new and old French Barriques
5th December 2017 for a bright, youthful, fruit driven style
|Varietal||Alcohol||Cellaring Potential||Harvest Date||Oak||pH||TA||Shiraz and Viognier||13.5%||5 years||8th February 2017||New & Old French||3.47||6.8g/L|
2017 was another remarkable vintage in the Hunter Valley, one we believe that will be recalled fondly in years ahead. A vintage typified by warm, dry conditions, most white varieties were harvested by January prior to some record heat days in February. With the white varieties safely tucked away in the winery, the reds were harvested according to taste without any fear of rain or disease. A classic Hunter Valley vintage.