2011 Shiraz - Arundel

2011 Shiraz

Our 2011 cellar release shiraz is at its prime drinking age having 7 years to add depth and complexity to the wine, showing aromas of black cherry, liquorice, leather and a slight Smokey meatiness. Rich dark plum, black cherry and liquorice flavours are wrapped up in a supplely textured mouthfeel with smoked meat characters and hints black pepper. Excellent concentration and richness with solidly built but velvety tannins.

$30.00

* It is highly recommended that the order is placed in 2, 6, 12 bottles or dozens for a safer delivery.

About the wine:

Vintage overview

2011 was a tough growing season for most of Victoria, we had a very wet spring and summer this meant that there was lots of disease pressure in the vineyard and a 20% loss of fruit. We were a lot luckier than most of Victoria and the fruit we were able to get off shows lots of spice and excellent tannin levels.

Variety

Shiraz

Region

Sunbury

Planted

1984 and 1998

Soil

Basaltic derived clay over chalky limestone.

Aspect

Both northern and southern slopes of the property.

Rows

Terraced on the southern slope and east west facing on the northern.

Altitude

97 meters above sea level

Winemaking overview

Handpicked, 90% crushed and destemmed 10% whole bunch, fermented in stainless steel tanks using only wild yeasts. Pumped over once daily for the first week then gently hand plunged once daily from then on. Basket pressed after 31 days and aged in old French oak for 20 months.

Picked

18 April 2011

Baume – PH - TA

14-3.8-5.5

Alcohol

14.5%

Production

1,872 bottles

Bottled

13 December 2012

Release date

15 April 2017

Food pairing

A juicy sirloin steak or capricosa pizza. Serve at 14-17°.

Best drinking

2017-2022