2018 Shiraz Reserve - Arundel

2018 Shiraz Reserve

Our 2018 shiraz reserve is our special release every year, made from only the best fruit from within our old block (planted in 1984). This wine is packed full of cherry, raspberry and blueberry with lots of white pepper to round it all off. The silky tannins really finish off a well-balanced palate.

$40.00

* 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

2018 was a difficult year for growing grape vines, winter and spring held fairly average rainfall with moderate temperatures, it was looking to be a great year for the vines, this was until January when we had heavy and harsh rainfall resulting in a small amount of fruit loss and stressful days. After January was finished warmer weather resulted ripening the fruit with colour and intensity.

Variety

Shiraz

Region

Sunbury

Planted

1984

Soil

Basaltic derived clay over chalky limestone .

Aspect

Terraced on the southern slope of the property.

Rows

East-West facing.

Altitude

97 meters above sea level.

Winemaking overview

Handpicked, 50% crushed and destemmed with 50% whole bunch placed on top and the tank then sealed to produce a semi-carbonic fermentation for 10 days. Following this the ferment was hand plunged once a day for a further 10 days. Basket pressed after 20 days and aged in old French oak for 19 months.

Picked

31 March 2018

Pressed

20 April 2018

Baume – PH - TA:

13.7-3.93-4.98

Alcohol

14%

Production

960 bottles

Bottled

08 May 2019

Release date

17 May 2019

Food Pairing

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

Best drinking

2020-2030