Dark cherries intermingled with subtle oak and white pepper spice
Displays bright red fruits with nuances of black fruits combined with hint of savoury spice. Classic medium bodied Hunter Valley Shiraz.
2018 Shiraz$25.00 non member price
Lower and Upper Hunter Valley Shiraz, NSW
Cold soak for two days followed by a ten day ferment. The cap was plunged twice daily to ensure maximum colour and flavour extraction.
Select barrels of Lower and Upper Hunter Valley Shiraz
14 months in old French oak
13th August, 2019
|Varietal||Alcohol||Cellaring Potential||Harvest Date||Oak||pH||TA||Shiraz||14.0%||5 years||28th-31st January. 2018||Old French||3.51||6.3g/L|
2018 was the second consecutive classic vintage in the Hunter Valley, one we believe that will be recalled fondly in years ahead. A vintage typified by warm to hot and dry conditions, most white varieties were harvested by January prior to some record heat days in February. With little threat of rainfall, our Shiraz, Semillon and Chardonnay were harvested with the intent of expressing vineyard rather than vintage characteristics, resulting in energetic reds with a vitality that will last for a decades.