2017 McIntyre Shiraz

2017 McIntyre Shiraz

$60.00

The Wine

The Moorooduc Estate whole bunch project continues with this wine – the whole bunch ferment adds both complexity and density to the wine. There are lifted floral notes, and enhanced savoury, firm tannins as a result of this winemaking technique. And it gives Richard a chance to put on his boots and walk around on the wine!

 

Deep ruby red in colour, with a dark, rich, perfumed nose. Aromas of black roses vie with black plum fruit, black pepper and some lifted cardamom spice. On the palate the wine is savoury and dense, with flavours of black berry, plum chutney, peppercorns, and earthy richness. Firm, drying tannins linger long and this wine just cries out for a plate of slow cooked lamb with mint and cumin!

Description

The 2017 Vintage
The 2017 vintage had its difficulties but turned out well, producing small quantities of high quality wine.  High wind and rain during flowering resulted in uneven fruit set and smaller crops than preferred, but good ripening weather after that produced lovely flavours and firm acidity in the finished wines.

Winemaker: Richard McIntyre
Viticulturist: Hugh Robinson
Vineyards: A single vineyard wine from the McIntyre vineyard in Derril Road

Vinification
Hand harvested
100% whole bunch, wild yeast fermentation
Pressed 17 days post harvest and racked to barrel after 24 hours settling in tank
100% French oak, 20% new
Natural malolactic fermentation in barrel
15 Months in wood with 1 racking prior to bottling without fining or filtration

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