Barramundi Shiraz 2018 (6 x 750mL) VIC

Description:

Climate

Hot, dry and minimal frost across the region during the period of critical growth leading up to harvest has enabled high quality grapes with intense varietal flavours to be grown. The dry winter did result in reduce yields from some vineyards planted on sandy soils but overall yields were as expected. The growing conditions lead to the development of riper richer fruit flavours in the reds which can be seen in this wine.

Viticulture

Trained onto two wire vertical trellises with both wires mechanically pruned back to 2 buds. The canopy is managed through reduced water to restrict its vigour and increase both colour and flavour intensity.

Vinification

After night harvesting the Shiraz grapes were crushed into static fermenters. After a brief cold soak to extract colour and flavour, the must was inoculated with Rhone style yeast strain. Controlled fermentation occurred over ten days, commencing at 24°C reducing to 20°C. Gentle Pump-overs occurred six times daily to maximise the extraction of colour whilst still retaining a soft juicy palate structure. Pump-overs were reduced to twice daily towards the end of fermentation to minimise seed tannin extraction. To avoid any harsh tannins and bitterness only free run and first pressings were used in this blend. After pressing the wines were settled for three weeks before racking onto new American oak for 6 months.

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Barramundi Shiraz 2018 (6 x 750mL) VIC

Lot No: 0011-10719427
Nationwide Delivery

31 Jan 23 7.50 PM AEDT

RRP$24

$4.84
per Bottle

$29 per package

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Wine Summary Image

Climate

Hot, dry and minimal frost across the region during the period of critical growth leading up to harvest has enabled high quality grapes with intense varietal flavours to be grown. The dry winter did result in reduce yields from some vineyards planted on sandy soils but overall yields were as expected. The growing conditions lead to the development of riper richer fruit flavours in the reds which can be seen in this wine.

Viticulture

Trained onto two wire vertical trellises with both wires mechanically pruned back to 2 buds. The canopy is managed through reduced water to restrict its vigour and increase both colour and flavour intensity.

Vinification

After night harvesting the Shiraz grapes were crushed into static fermenters. After a brief cold soak to extract colour and flavour, the must was inoculated with Rhone style yeast strain. Controlled fermentation occurred over ten days, commencing at 24°C reducing to 20°C. Gentle Pump-overs occurred six times daily to maximise the extraction of colour whilst still retaining a soft juicy palate structure. Pump-overs were reduced to twice daily towards the end of fermentation to minimise seed tannin extraction. To avoid any harsh tannins and bitterness only free run and first pressings were used in this blend. After pressing the wines were settled for three weeks before racking onto new American oak for 6 months.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Notes Image

Colour

Deep crimson.

Nose

Intense wild berry aromas with pepper and a hint of oak.

Palate

Strong ripe plum and berry flavours perfectly marry the subtle oak characters. Good length Shiraz with a velvety tannin finish.

Serve at 15°-18°C now or with careful storage may enjoyed for up to seven years.

Foods that complement this Shiraz are: eggplant parmigiana, braised ox cheeks with mustard butter, meat pie.

Medals & Trophies

Gold

CWSA China 2019

Silver

Riverland Wineshow 2019

CWSA China 2020

Bronze

International Wine Challenge 2019

IWSC - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019

1st Australian International Wine Challenge 2019

Australian Shiraz Challenge 2019

International Wine Challenge Tranche 1

Other Information

  • 2018 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL units
  • VIC - Other Victorian, Victoria
  • Screwcap closure
  • 14.5% alc.
Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Grays liquor licence LIQP770010049

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