Vineyard Short Row Shiraz
A highly awarded and very popular wine first produced in 1999. It has a rich and powerful aroma and palate of blackberries, toast and sweet fruit. The wine is well balanced with fresh rich fruit, soft tannins, has a long dry finish and is suitable for mid-term cellaring. A classic McLaren Vale Shiraz which benefits from a period of decanting.
Deep garnet with purple hues.
Fresh aromas of plums, black cherry, coffee and toffee intertwined with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla bean.
Rich and vibrant fruit driven front palate is jam packed with plums, strawberries and black cherries. The mid palate is all strawberries and custard with dressed with hints of milk chocolate. The youthful grape tannins provide a tacky texture and firm length that will soften and integrate with age.
This wine is selected from intense and powerful Shiraz parcels from our best McLaren Vale vineyard blocks, with the variation in sites contributing different layers of flavour and tannin textures that defines the Short Row style. 2014 had a moderate ripening season, with harvest occurring between mid February and mid March. Timing of the harvest period was in line with most years, the fruit enjoyed the moderate conditions that has preserved the vibrant flavours providing a fabulous foil for the wines richness and intensity. Fermentation on skins was for 8 - 11 days, with 90% of the wine completing fermentation in barrel for added texture and to advance the integration of oak and grape tannins. During maturation the wine from each vineyard batch is targeted with appropriate oak styles to produce an array of base wines for us to use in blending. Maturation was for 19 months in both new, one and two year old oak barrels. The components are selected for this wine based on their fruit intensity, richness, structure and the integration of oak.
- Alcohol 14.5%
Approachable from mid 2016 its peak drinking should be 2017 - 2028
Gold Medal, Catavinum World Wine & Spirits Competition 2016
Gold Medal, Mundus Vini Spring 2016
Gold Medal, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016
Gold Medal, DWM Portugal Wine Trophy 2016
Gold Medal, Sélections Mondiales des Vins Canada Canada 2016
95 points • Highly Recommended Halliday Wine Companion 2017
Scott Zrna & Ben Tanzer
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