Black forest berries with hints of oak spice
Rich plum and blackberry fruit, integrated oak carried by silky tannins and supple acidity
2017 McDonalds Road$45.00 non member price$36.00 wine member price
Bimbadgen McDonalds Road Vineyard
Fruit crushed into stainless steel fermenter and inoculated with a neutral yeast strain. Regular pump overs for colour and tannin extraction throughout fermentation before being pressed into French oak barriques.
Select barrels of McDonalds Road Shiraz
12 months in new and old French Barriques
29th June, 2018. 4853 bottles produced
|Varietal||Alcohol||Cellaring Potential||Harvest Date||Oak||pH||TA||Shiraz||154||5 - 10 years||7th February 2017||New & Old French||3.49||6.6g/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.