The Château Single Vineyard Shiraz 2013
Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black pepper supported by spicy dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long and framed by elegant, fine grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in new and seasoned oak.

Winemaking

The grapes are picked separately and each block is destemmed (separating berries from the bunch) but not crushed on arrival at the winery. The grapes then ferment in small format open fermenters for 10 days on skins at controlled temperatures of 22 - 28° C. Upon completion of fermentation, The skins are gently basket pressed giving a soft tannin structure to the wine before secondary malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine is left on lees for 18 months barrel maturation in a mixture of new and seasoned American and French oak.

Vineyard Notes

The grapes for this year’s Château Shiraz were grown on the sandy loam soils of our Bethany vineyard which was originally planted in 1960.

Reviews
92 Points from The Wine Front
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
“Traditional Barossa Shiraz of depth and scale, seasoned with toasty coconut oak, blackberry and liquorice, and maybe a scattering of pepper and dried herb. It’s full bodied, glossy and slick, toasty oak over blackberries, light grainy tannin, and a savoury toasted finish of good length.” Drink: 2016 - 2025 

 

TC SV Shiraz
Tasting Notes

Lifted aromas of blackberry, blueberry and black pepper supported by spicy dark berry fruits on the palate. The finish is long and framed by elegant, fine grained tannins from eighteen months maturation in new and seasoned oak.

Winemaking

The grapes are picked separately and each block is destemmed (separating berries from the bunch) but not crushed on arrival at the winery. The grapes then ferment in small format open fermenters for 10 days on skins at controlled temperatures of 22 - 28° C. Upon completion of fermentation, The skins are gently basket pressed giving a soft tannin structure to the wine before secondary malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. The wine is left on lees for 18 months barrel maturation in a mixture of new and seasoned American and French oak.

Vineyard Notes

The grapes for this year’s Château Shiraz were grown on the sandy loam soils of our Bethany vineyard which was originally planted in 1960.

Reviews
92 Points from The Wine Front

Score: 92 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
“Traditional Barossa Shiraz of depth and scale, seasoned with toasty coconut oak, blackberry and liquorice, and maybe a scattering of pepper and dried herb. It’s full bodied, glossy and slick, toasty oak over blackberries, light grainy tannin, and a savoury toasted finish of good length.” Drink: 2016 - 2025 

 

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