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2012 Shiraz

This wine is made primarily from the oldest Shiraz vines in Margaret River and is fermented in small batches and matured in French barriques. Margaret River Shiraz is a delicate and structured style with elegance and finesse.

 

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Tasting Notes
COLOUR Deep red with a vibrant, ruby hue. NOSE A fine yet complex perfume with biscotti and crunchy pie crust beneath bright cranberry and raspberry fruit aromas. Hints of licorice, chocolate, dark spice and berry liqueur emerge and build the enticing character of the wine. PALATE Pristine bright plum and raspberry fruit flavours supported by a sustained fruit sweetness and fine, ripe drying tannins. Beautifully balanced, fluid and effortless in its transition through the palate.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES Each small batch of the 2012 Shiraz was vinified and matured separately. Natural fermentation, maceration and aeration were combined in such a way as to ensure the gentlest extraction of colour, tannins and the truest expression of fruit. Following 16 months maturation in new and old French oak barriques, each batch underwent a rigorous appraisal process to identify the best barrels within the best batches. The resulting wine is an exceptional example of Margaret River Shiraz. Traces of natural sediments may sometimes be seen in this wine due to our adoption of traditional winemaking practices. The wine will benefit from decanting or standing upright for an hour prior to service.
Varietals:
Production Notes
100% Shiraz
Alcohol: Cellaring Potential:
Aging
Drinks beautifully now, will reward over 7 years
Harvested:
Harvest Date
March 2012
Oak:
Fermentation
100% French oak, 16 months (12% new, 88% 1-3 year old)
TA:
Acid
6.5 g/L
pH:
pH
3.49
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
0.51 g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
November 2013
Vintage Notes
2012

VINTAGE DESCRIPTION

Good finishing winter rains with moderate spring conditions resulted in excellent canopy health. The summer ripening period was warm and dry with some above average heat in late January prompting an early start to harvest. The weather tempered in early February and the fruit ripening slowed to a more typical pattern resulting in a long and steady vintage. Continuous fine weather remained through to mid-April when harvest was completed for reds.

2012 Shiraz
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$37.00
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