Estate Series

2020 Estate Shiraz

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Description
The perfumed aromatics are fresh, spicy and red fruited. The palate of wild raspberry and dark cherry are enhanced by a smoky pepper. It’s fresh and crunchy and full of flavour. The vibrant fruit is complemented by a baseline of toasted sweet nut and woody spice, and finishes with a firm velvety tannin.

Wine Making Notes
Small batches of hand harvested fruit were fermented in open pots, of which one had a ‘sandwich’ layer of whole bunches.  Pressed to and matured in large format French oak, of which 10%  was new oak, for 10 months.

Growing Conditions
Vintage 2020 conditions were mild to warm. Winter was dry, with mild conditions in spring with good rains aiding in staving off the risk of frost. The conditions leading up to harvest were generally mild with some hot days with significantly above average rainfall.  Conditions at flowering were challenging with cool windy weather resulting in below average fruit set. This in turn lead to lighter crops on average.

Food Pairing 
Charcuterie - goats cheese, triple brie, gruyere, fig jam, duck rillettes, prosciutto, jambon, mixed olives, cornichons and Dijon mustard.