2017 McDonalds Road
Shiraz Viognier

$60.00 non member price
bottle (s)
  • Colour

    Bright purple

  • Nose

    Dark cherries, lifted violet and cedar

  • Palate

    Burst of dark berry fruit balanced with classic Hunter Valley spice; framed by fine, subtle oak

  • Source

    McDonalds Road Vineyard Shiraz Block 7 and Viognier Block 8

  • Vinification

    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

  • Blending

    Select barrels of McDonalds Road Shiraz and Viognier

  • Aging

    9 months in new and old French Barriques

  • Bottling

    5th December 2017 for a bright, youthful, fruit driven style

VarietalAlcoholCellaring PotentialHarvest DateOakpHTA
Shiraz and Viognier13.5%5 years8th February 2017New & Old French3.506.5g/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.