2020 Shiraz Reserve - Arundel

2020 Shiraz Reserve

Our 2020 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.

$45.00

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

Description:

Vintage report

we experienced above average rainfall throughout spring, providing excellent water reserves for the vines leading into summer. Temperatures were also slightly cooler in spring, which led to delayed budburst and flowering. December saw warmer, drier weather resulting in strong healthy vines entering the new year. Cooler conditions through February had a positive effect on ripening, slowing sugar accumulation and allowing excellent flavour development and acid retention. Yields were below average for us, but the resulting wines look very elegant with vibrant colour and excellent natural acidity.

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 11 months

Picked

22 March 2020

Pressed

10 April 2020

Baume – PH - TA:

13.5-3.4-6.9

Alcohol

14%

Production

1,240 bottles

Bottled

17 March 2021

Release date

11 June 2021

Food Pairing

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

Best drinking

2021-2030