Aromatic and inviting, this Shiraz shows ripe black fruit, cassis and lovely spice on the palate. Full bodied. Will reward cellaring.
Varietal: Shiraz, clone SH99/SH9C/SH1A
Root stock: 101 – 14, R110
Soil type: Hutton – decomposed granite
Age of vines: Planted 2000 & 2001
Plant density: 2300 – 3200 vines per hectare
Trellising: VSP & Guyot
Pruning: 2-bud spurs every 12cm & Cane pruning
Yield: Approximately 10.36 t/ha
Irrigation: Supplementary drip
Vintage: Very hot and dry vintage, resulting in an early start to the picking, with different varieties ripening at the same time.
Grape sugar: 24.5 °Balling
Yeasts: Natural occurring yeasts
Fermentation temp 27 °C
Method De-stalked, crushed, pumped into stainless steel tanks, pumped over for 6 days, left for 2 days before pressing, racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation.
Wood Maturation 18 months in barrel, 40% new French and the balance in older barrels
Residual sugar 2.0 g/l
Total acid 5.1 g/l
Alcohol 14.2% by volume
Maturation 2015 – 2021