2016 Third Reef Shiraz

$30

COLOUR

Deep Crimson with a purple hue.

NOSE

Elegant perfumed bouquet of bramble fruits and savoury spice.

PALATE

The palate displays considerable fruit concentration of plum and dark berries. The fine ripe tannins are very well integrated with fruity and savoury characters providing a velvety texture on the palate.

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Description

WINEMAKING

The fruit was machine picked then destemmed/crushed int0 small open fermenters and inoculated. The fermenters were pumped over with aeration twice a day, temperature was held around 25°C, then allowed to warm up for a long post ferment maceration. The wine was then transferred in barrel for  malo-lactic fermentation, allowing a soft integration of the grape and oak tannins. The wine was fined then bottled. 

PALATE

The palate shows dense fruit concentration of plum and dark berries. The ripe and juicy fruit combine with long fine  tannins and lingering spice.   

VINTAGE NOTES

2016 was a mild summer  after a hot spring allowing early budburst and then veraison for all varieties.  Rain in January slowed everything down and the cold nights gave good flavour intensity.  Riesling and Chardonnay were the stand out varietals with great length of flavour.   Pinot Noir struggled in the Great Southern with the cool rain events and ripening flavour development.  Shiraz from the warmer Frankland region are showing promising character development. 

QUICK NOTES

VINTAGE
2015

WINEMAKER
Michael Ng

GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz

BOTTLED
June 2016

GROWING AREA
Great Southern

ALC %/VOL
15% v/v

TITIRATABLE ACIDITY
6.09 g/l

pH
3.47

CELLAR POTENTIAL
6 – 8 years

OAK
Francois Frere, Taransaud, Seguin

MATURATION
12 months in 100%
French oak 40% new,
60% old