2013 Malakoff Shiraz

Mount Avoca

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94 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion
Silver Medal - 2016 International Cool Climate Wine Show

The steep hills and eastern aspect captures the morning sun, and the unique terroir produces distinctive aromatic, rich and silky Shiraz, with a delicious plumpness.
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The steep hills and eastern aspect of the Malakoff vineyard capture the morning sun, and the unique terroir produces distinctively aromatic, rich and silky Shiraz, with a delicious plumpness. Small-tub fermentation and deft use of French oak have softened this big, powerful red.

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Selected parcels of fruit sourced from the exceptional Malakoff vineyard were fermented on skins for eight to ten days in open oak barrels and hand plunged to maximise fruit aroma and flavour without excessive tannin extraction. Pressings and Free Run were combined and the wine was transferred to new French, American and Hungarian oak Hogsheads (300 litres). After 15 months maturation, the best barrels were selected and following several weeks of tasting, the resulting blend was finalised.  Bottled unfiltered in December 2013, only 200 cases of this very special wine were created. 

Technical Details
Growing Area Pyrenees
Date Bottled 2013
Alcohol % 13.8
Residual Sugar Dry
pH 3.79

Category: Reds

Variety : Shiraz

Range: Mount Avoca


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