2019 Shiraz Reserve - Arundel

2019 Shiraz Reserve

Our 2019 shiraz reserve is our special release every year, made from only the best fruit from within our vineyard. This year the wine is backed by aromas of truffle, nutmeg, cinnamon and pepper. The palate is packed with blackberries, dark plums, and cured leather together with a dash of pannacotta which perfectly rounds it all out.

$40.00

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

Description:

Vintage report

2019 was a warm and dry season, with good rainfall in December which helped carry the vines through January and get over the early heat. It was somewhat difficult to predict with intermittent heat spikes followed by cool changes, because of this the wines have tended towards having great structure and a fine delicacy. it was an extremely compressed harvest with exceptional quality.

Variety

Shiraz

Region

Sunbury

Planted

1996

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 10 months

Picked

8 March 2019

Pressed

28 April 2019

Baume – PH - TA:

13.7-3.77-5.8

Alcohol

14%

Production

480 bottles

Bottled

18 January 2020

Release date

26 June 2020

Food Pairing

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

Best drinking

2021-2030