2013 Old Vine Shiraz

Mount Avoca

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96 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion
Silver Medal - 2016 International Cool Climate Wine Show
The Shiraz from our vines planted in 1971 were crushed and fermented in small tubs and hand-plunged for several weeks before pressing into small oak. The very best of these barrels go into our “Old Vine” range...
Colour

Black cherry red.

Tasting Notes

Deep crimson red to dark burgundy colour with long legs. Well balanced with a bit of natural residual sugar to round up a typical fresh acidity from cool climate Shiraz. This Shiraz has plenty of aromas such as white pepper, cassis, plums, blackcurrant, mocha and fresh mint.

Food Matching

This Shiraz would be best served with roasted lamb, steak Wagyu, Lasagna, or creamy curries. It can also be paired beautifully with a variety of cheeses like Mozzarella, Cheddar or Brie.

Cellaring

 

Winemaking

Sourced from 45 years old vines rocky loam soils located on the Central eastern slopes of the Pyrenees ranges at 280 metres. The grapes were machine harvested mid-April, crushed, de-stemmed and transferred into stainless tanks. Grapes were cold macerated for seven days before alcoholic fermentation. Fermentation took place over 21 days (in stainless steel) with the selected yeast, and once primary fermentation was over, skins were pressed and wine transferred into American (25%), French (50%) and Hungarian (25%) oak barrels for 24 months. Finally, the wine was racked, blended and prepared for bottling.

Technical Details
Growing Area Pyrenees
Winemaker Matthew Barry
Date Bottled 
Alcohol % 13.2%
Residual Sugar 2g/L
pH 3.49

Category: Reds

Variety : Shiraz

Range: Mount Avoca


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