2017 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

2017 started well with good flowering giving us hope of a good cropping year after the small 2016 vintage. It ended slowly and as with any vintage changing many times along the way. March arrived as did the rain causing everyone concern thankfully not as heavy as did in some areas. The weather cooled heading into April but the sun came out and slowly reds ripened and picked and headed into tanks looking good with many excellent parcels throughout all varieties.

2017 was a long and interesting vintage, fruit staying on the vines many weeks later than previous years creating great flavour and development.

QUICK NOTES

VINTAGE
2017

WINEMAKER
Michael Ng

GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz

BOTTLED
June 2018

GROWING AREA
Great Southern

ALC %/VOL
14.5% v/v

TITIRATABLE ACIDITY
5.91 g/l

pH
3.79

CELLAR POTENTIAL
6 – 8 years

OAK
Francois Frere, Taransaud, Seguin

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