Weathercraft Shiraz 2018

Weathercraft Shiraz 2018

Regular price $311.88
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BTL $25.99 

REGION:
Beechworth, VIC

TASTING NOTES: 

James Halliday rating 89 points

Weathercraft hand picked Shiraz fruit for optimal flavour and do not choose to harvest based on sugar levels and pH alone. The tannins are fine, and the purity of fruit is exceptional. The result is a subtle, medium-bodied Shiraz that is classic of proportions, and augurs well for an extremely long life ahead. 30% whole bunches are laid along the base of a coffin-style fermenter, with remaining bunches de-stemmed and berries thrown over the top. Three weeks on skins with gentle hand plunging, no battonage. Racked to French oak barriques (around 30% new oak) from various forests, medium toast. 18 months on oak before bottling.

 

Estate-grown, includes 2% Viognier 14 months in French oak (30% new). Fragrant cherry blossom bouquet and crystal clear colour telegraph the quality of the wine before you've tasted it. It is medium-bodied and dances align the palate with its mix of red fruits foremost then spice, oak and silky tannins following in tight formation.