2018 McDonalds Road
Shiraz Viognier

$45.00 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 6 & 7 and Viognier Block 8

  • Vinification

    After the McDonalds Road Viognier was pressed, the Viognier skins were added and co fermented with a select Shiraz ferment. Gentle pumping over twice per day resulted in silky tannins

  • Blending

    Select barrels of McDonalds Road Shiraz and Viognier

  • Aging

    12 months in new and old French Barriques

  • Bottling

    10th July 2019 for a bright, youthful, fruit driven style

VarietalAlcoholCellaring PotentialHarvest DateOakpHTA
Shiraz and Viognier13.5%5 years23rd January, 2018 New & Old French3.576.0g/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.