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2017 Classic Dry Red

A classic bright, lightly perfumed and succulent Margaret River Shiraz. Shiraz from this region is characterised by its medium weight, delicious structure with sweetness and power, and fine tannin profile providing great length. 

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Tasting Notes
COLOUR Bright ruby red. NOSE An enticing blackberry, raspberry and mulberry lift with beautiful spice notes of pepper and a hint of salami. Fresh and full of life. PALATE A luscious, soft and delicious entrance is filled with flavours of juicy raspberry pie and a hint of black jelly beans. The satin fruit entrance transitions seamlessly, with the finest soft tannins, to a smooth dry finish with a lingering trace of berry pie.
Winemaker Notes
WINEMAKER'S NOTES The individual batches were sent as whole berries separately into stainless steel rotating fermentation vessels. In 2017, for the first time, 100% wild yeast was embraced to ferment all of our red batches. Before fermentation kicked off the batches experienced a few days of gentle soak, they were then pressed off when ferment completed. Open top and use of aeration during fermentation helped to promote a clean fruit perfume, soften the tannins and bring vivacity and life to the wine. The wine matured in barriques for 12 months imparting balance, complexity and softness, before being blended with a small amount of Malbec to contribute an additional deep fruit aroma.
Varietals:
Production Notes
88% Shiraz, 12% Malbec
Alcohol:
Alcohol %
13.5
Cellaring Potential:
Aging
Now until 2022
Harvested:
Harvest Date
Late March – Late April 2017
Oak:
Fermentation
100% 3-6 year old French Oak, 12 months
TA:
Acid
6.1g/L
pH:
pH
3.62
Residual Sugar:
Residual Sugar
1.1g/L
Bottled:
Bottling Date
September 2018
Vintage Notes
2017

The individual batches were sent as whole berries separately into stainless steel rotating fermentation vessels. In 2017, for the first time, 100% wild yeast was embraced to ferment all of our red batches. Before fermentation kicked off the batches experienced a few days of gentle soak, they were then pressed off when ferment completed. Open top and use of aeration during fermentation helped to promote a clean fruit perfume, soften the tannins and bring vivacity and life to the wine. The wine matured in barriques for 12 months imparting balance, complexity and softness, before being blended with a small amount of Malbec to contribute an additional deep fruit aroma.

2017 Classic Dry Red
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Reviews
  • Runner-Up Best Value Wine & Best Wine Between $15-$20

    Ray Jordan's Top 100 Reds - West Australian

    A beautiful shiraz that has the stamp of class indelibly imprinted. It's always been a very good wine but this has been refined and repositioned to deliver another level of stylish sophistication. 93 points

  • 91 points

    James Halliday Wine Companion 2020

    A blend of 88% shiraz and 12% malbec, this, too was fermented wild. Impressive given the price tag. A clench of reduction is soon dissolved with air in the glass. Otherwise, purple florals greet the first whiff. Then blue to red fruit allusions all straddle some oaky vanillin, baby back ribs and a skein of peppery acidity careening its way to a nice finish.

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