2017 Shiraz - Arundel

2017 Shiraz

Our 2017 Shiraz is full of power and intensity; the bouquet is of typical cool climate shiraz with liquorice, spice and earthy tones, the palate consists of cherry, blueberry and a peppery spice together with its ripe tannins gives this shiraz excellent length and structure.

$25.00

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

About the wine:

Vintage report

2017 was marked by good rainfall especially during spring and cool to mild temperatures that continued into summer. Rain and wind at flowering meant Lower yields than usual. the warm summer that finally arrived had no major heat spikes which meant perfect growing conditions for the vines and fruit quality was exceptional.

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 28 days and aged in old French oak for 19 months.

Picked

14 April 2017

Baume – PH - TA:

13-3.69-5.62

Alcohol

13.5%

Production

13 December 2018

Bottled

15 January 2019

Food pairing

A hearty pasta ragu or pizza. Serve at 14-17°

Best drinking

2019-2025