2018 House Block Shiraz

Retail
$65.00
VIP Member
$52.00
Case
$390.00
Case (Member)
$312.00
Varieties
Shiraz
Vintage
2018
Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2020 - 2038
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

Heavy winter rains filled the soil profile and set the vines up well for the season. Ideal growing conditions through spring encouraged a healthy, balanced canopy.
A comparatively cool and dry February and March allowed the vines to ripen at a steady pace, developing beautifully supple tannins at moderate sugar levels whilst retaining bright fruit flavours.
Viticulturist: Rachel Steer

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