2017 House Block Shiraz

Retail
$65.00
VIP Member
$52.00
Case
$390.00
Case (Member)
$312.00
Varieties
Shiraz
Vintage
2017
Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2019 - 2037
Body

full

Winemaking Notes

Gentle and patient winemaking is preferred to ensure that the wine expresses the unique site characters. The hand harvested grapes were gently crushed, fermented in an open fermenter and hand plunged to facilitate subtle tannin extraction.

After 11 days on skins the fermenter was basket pressed and the free run and pressing fractions were combined. The wine was then aged for 20 months in 100% French oak. The proportion of new oak was kept low to encourage the continued expression of the characters that are exclusive to the vineyard site. There were no additions of any fining agents or tannins and the wine was not filtered prior to bottling.

Growing Conditions

Above average winter rainfall was followed by a cold, wet and windy spring. A dry, and relatively warm, February to mid-April allowed for even ripening and optimal development of flavour. The resultant wines are vibrant and fleshy with ripe, supple tannins and the promise of great longevity.

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