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Hard Hill Road Shiraz

Region

Great Western, Victoria, Australia.

Winemaking

Grown on our Hard Hill Road vineyard in Great Western, these Shiraz grapes were vinified in small batches and fermented as whole berries and whole bunches. We hand-plunge the fermentations only twice per day, and once the fermentation is complete the wine sits on its skins for about a month before gentle pressing in a small hand-operated basket. The wine then rests in French and American 500L puncheons for 18 months.

Tasting notes

Built to last, this Shiraz has a tightly woven fabric of intense flavours including blackberry, liquorice, dark chocolate and black pepper. Secondary notes of tar, gunsmoke and cured meats add an element of the exotic, and sit comfortably atop a fine tannin backbone. The underlying structure is refined and complex, providing for a long and evolved finish.

 

Technical data

Harvested in April
Cellaring Potential of 20 years +
Alcohol – 14.5%
Total Acidity – 6.5 g/L
pH – 3.45