2015 ESTATE SHIRAZ
HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION, 2018 Edition
PT23 clone, hand-picked, wild yeast open-fermented, 3 weeks on skins, matured for 12 months in French oak (20% new). Bright crimson-purple; a high quality shiraz that reflects (and benefits from) the attention to detail, bunch sorting via dedicated equipment in the winery leading to whole berry sorting on the way to the fermenters. It is medium to full-bodied, its life span measured in decades, not years. Blackberry, black cherry, licorice, ripe tannins and an airbrush of French oak all contribute to a majestic palate. Rating 97.
Hand picked from our Dixons Creek vineyard, Yarra Valley. Cropping level adjusted to 2.0 tonnes per acre.
Our Shiraz was hand picked at optimal fruit ripeness then berry sorted leaving only the healthiest berries. Any overripe or underripe berries were discarded. It was then fermented for 3 weeks to build a silky tannin profile and aged in barrel for 12 months to develop structure and grace.
MADE AT: Dominique Portet
QUANTITY: 240 Dozen