Woodstock Shiraz 2018
The hero variety of the region, Woodstock Shiraz is sourced from Woodstock Estate and neighbouring vineyards in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale. These vines are all on sandy soils which contribute the floral aromatics to Woodstock Shiraz. The ratio between bunches and leaves are closely monitored to ensure vineyard balance, so that each vine can deliver full, ripe flavours to every bunch.
A drier than average 2018 ripening season created low yields of high-quality Shiraz fruit sourced from WOODSTOCK estate and neighbouring vineyards. The fruit is 100% destemmed into small open fermenters where it is pumped over twice daily for 5 days. The wine is then drained and pressed into oak hogsheads where it will finish fermentation and remain for up to 18 months. For this style, maturation in oak vessels provides gradual oxidation and softening of harsh tannins as well as the balanced incorporation of oak and fruit character.
This 2018 Shiraz displays impressive bold tannins and ripe dark fruit character. Classic McLaren Vale chocolate and mint characters underlie the pure fruit of the Shiraz grape in this wine. Cool, patient cellaring of 10+ years will allow gradual development of fruit and oak character to create a rewarding sensory experience.
Roasts with sautéed mushrooms and steamed greens.
Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Bottle Size: 750ml