Dark cherries, lifted violet and cedar
Burst of dark berry fruit balanced with classic Hunter Valley spice; framed by fine, subtle oak
Single Vineyard 2018$50.00 non member price
McDonalds Road Shiraz Viognier
Members Allocation Price – $250 per dozen. RRP – $50 per bottle.
McDonalds Road Vineyard Shiraz Block 6 & 7 and Viognier Block 8
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
Select barrels of McDonalds Road Shiraz and Viognier
12 months in new and old French Barriques
10th July 2019 for a bright, youthful, fruit driven style
|Varietal||Alcohol||Cellaring Potential||Harvest Date||Oak||pH||TA||Shiraz and Viognier||13.5%||5 years||23rd January, 2018||New & Old French||3.57||6.0g/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.