2017 'Redlands' Shiraz
ORIGIN OF VARIETAL
Vibrant and fresh, spicy/peppery bouquet, medium-bodied, red and black cherry fruits with black pepper. Fruit character and fine tannin structure guaranteeing a long life ahead.
All Fruit is hand-picked. 70% de-stemmed with no crushing. The remaining thirty per cent is tipped on top of the fermenter as whole bunches. In-tank the fruit will have a small addition of sulphur. Left to soak at ambient temperatures’ before the onset of natural fermentation. Post-fermentation maceration lasted about three weeks for the tannins to soften.
On completion of maceration, the wine was gently pressed and transferred to mostly old barriques. After 12 months of barrel maturation, the wine was bottled without fining or filtration.
94 Points - Halliday Wine Companion
Hand-Picked, 70% destemmed with no crushing, 30% whole bunches placed on the top (not, as usual, under the destemmed fruit), slow commencement of natural ferment, 3 weeks maceration thereafter. Bursting with character, black and purple fruits doing most of the heavy lifting. Needs Years. James Halliday