2016 Single Site Shiraz

$60

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  into 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 fermentation maceration. The wine was then transferred in barrel for its malo- lactic fermentation, allowing a  soft integration of the grape and oak tannins. The wine  was fined with egg whites then bottled after 15 months maturation. 

FOOD PAIRING

Moroccan spiced lamb with quinoa salad.  The sweet Moroccan spices will enhance the Single Site Shiraz. 

VINTAGE NOTES

2016 was a mild summer  after a hot spring allowing early budburst and then veraison for all varieties.  Shiraz from the warmer Frankland region are showing promising character development.

QUICK NOTES

VINTAGE
2016

WINEMAKERS
Michael Ng

GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz

BOTTLED
June 2018

GROWING AREA
Great Southern

ALC %/VOL
15% v/v

TITIRATABLE ACIDITY
6.47 g/l

pH
3.66

CELLAR POTENTIAL
8 – 10 years

OAK
Francois Frere, Seguin Moreau, Nadalié Cooperages 

MATURATION
15 months in 100%
French oak