2016 Solitary Shiraz

2016 Solitary Shiraz

$35.00$400.00

Our flagship, all from the winery paddock. There are beautiful blackberry and black cherry fruit flavours with chocolate and spice and intense oak characteristics. There are lovely oak and beautiful soft tannins. It is a fine food wine and would suit roast lamb

 

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Description

Varieties: 100% shiraz
Colour: Good hue, deep purple
Nose: Raspberries and blackberries with vanilla
essences in background
Palate: Medium bodied with nice berry fruits, beautiful
balance and excellent oak integration

 

CELLARING

To 2024

FOOD MATCH

Great with a variety of foods especially beef and lamb dishes with rich sauces

VINEYARD NOTES

Vineyard: From top of the winery paddock and selected pieces from the south paddock
Trellising: North-south rows with Smart-Dyson trellising
Yield: 5 tonnes/hectare
Picking: 31 March – 3 April
Beaumé: 13.9 – 14.4

WINEMAKING NOTES

Fermented: Seven days in small open fermenters. Hand plunged at least 3 times each day
Pressing: Delicate basket pressed
Oak: Aged for 13 months in French oak (50% new)
Fining: Nil
Bottling: December 2017

TECHNICAL DETAILS

pH: 3.55
Acidity: 6.5 g/l
Alcohol: 14.1%

VINTAGE REPORT

Good spring rain ensured dams were full and soil moisture was good until well into January. The typical hot and windy conditions came late January/February. At that stage, supplemental irrigation helped to guarantee the vines maintained their leaves and fully ripened the fruit. Another excellent vintage for Chardonnay, Shiraz and selected parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon.