2019 Pinot Noir Shiraz

2019
Pinot Noir Shiraz

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Tasting Profile

Tasted December 2019

Our take on the re-emerging Pinot Noir / Shiraz blend, this wine is an equal blend of these varieties from our Red Hill vineyard.

The varieties were destemmed into separate stainless-steel vats together with a small number of whole bunches. Fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts and lasted 14–16 days. The maturation period was nine months in an old French oak barriques, where the wine underwent indigenous malolactic fermentation. The wine was blended then bottled without fining and with minimal SO2.

Vibrant purple colour. The nose is loaded with bright notes of mulberry, peppery spice and other assorted summer berries. On the palate, there are intense red berry fruit flavours and a juicy texture, finished off with fresh acid and powdery tannins. Ready to drink and enjoy now but should develop with interest over the next few years.

13.5%

Tasting Profile 2019

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Reviews

2019 reviews coming soon…

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The Vintage

Winter provided good average rainfall with approximately 200mm in total falling over June, July and August. Early September welcomed the beginning of budburst, leading to a cool Spring with very little rainfall. Cool weather continued throughout the peak growing months of October, November and December. Spring rainfall was slightly below average but sufficient to ensure the vineyards were in good condition leading into Summer. January was warm, with temperatures exceeding the long-term average, and dry, with almost no rainfall. Veraison commenced mid-January as typical. February was cool providing relief to the vineyards and consolidating veraison across all our varieties. Harvest commenced late February. Warmer weather returned at the beginning of March and conditions remained very dry and moderately warm throughout the harvest period. The viticultural and winemaking teams worked with great tenacity, it was a compact vintage finishing in late March. The white wines have an attractive balance of flavour and acidity and the red wines deliver intense flavour with excellent acidity and structure.
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The Vineyard

Our ‘pilot’ wines bring to bottle the experimentation and play of the winemaking team.

Experimentation is an essential element of our winemaking philosophy. It sees us developing and trialling various winemaking techniques, reassessing and expanding on traditional methods, highlighting specific parcels of fruit and exploring diverse wine styles. We are excited to share some of the results with our ‘pilot’ wines.

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