Regional Selection - Clare Valley Shiraz 2016

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Regional Selection - Clare Valley Shiraz 2016


Region - Clare Valley, South Australia

This wine features fruit from Auburn in the south of the Clare Valley and also from parcels of fruit from vineyards to the north and west of Clare town. Each vineyard brings its own take on Shiraz in the Clare Valley. In general, our Auburn fruit is more upfront and juicy while the Shiraz from the harder soils around Clare are more bold and structural.

Growing Conditions 
Early spring was very mild and dry giving rise to early bud burst and very fast vine growth. By mid-October vines were well advanced and tracking 2-3 weeks ahead of a normal season with most flowering complete by the start of November. After a hot dry December and January rains in late January and early February were most welcome rebuilding soil moisture and slowing ripening. A mild February rounded out what is considered to be an excellent if early vintage.  

A mix of techniques and fermenters configurations was used for this wine, including, cold soaking, open fermenters, roto-fermenters and rack and returns. Each technique is employed on differing fruit to maximise the result and contribution to the final blend. French and American oak staves are used to and tannic structure and balance to the blend.

Winemaking Notes 
Our 2016 Shiraz is a deep vibrant red colour with purple hues. This wine opens with aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry and plum with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg spiced biscuits. The palate is full bodied with a core of bright red berried fruit sweetness, balanced by a fine tannin structure. This wine displays great balance and length.

Analysis -pH 3.58 | Alc. 14.5% | TA 6.4 g/l

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