Tribute Series

2019 Tribute Shiraz

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    • Shiraz
    • 2019
    • Australia
    • Yarra Valley
    • 13.5%
    • 750 mL
    • 2020 - 2030

Description

Where the Estate Shiraz is bright and red fruited this Tribute Shiraz is all about dark fruits and spice, the more serious big sister. Black mulberries and baked cherry pie on the nose, black olive tapenade and sweet cooking spices lead into a velvet tannin palate. This wine is rich and generous whilst remaining elegant in its reflection of the cool Yarra climate.

Will drink well for at least another 10 years.

Winemaking Notes

Fruit was hand harvested then placed in open top fermenters for a long, gentle ferment to preserve delicate fruit characters. The wine was matured in a combination of new and one year old French barriques for a period of 11 months prior to bottling.

Growing Conditions

Vintage 2019 presented enormously favourable conditions for growers in the Yarra Valley. Following a cold winter, bud-burst was a little later than normal. Early spring conditions were cool and very dry but in both November and December we experienced excellent rainfall. With replenished soil moisture we were well set up for both generous yields and the warm to hot months of January and February. Harvest days were perfect with uninterrupted picking completed by mid-March.

Food Pairing

Slow cooked lamb shoulder, local medley heirloom tomatoes, Yarra Valley goats cheese and olive tapenade