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2017 Shiraz

Retail
$26.00
Member
$22.10
Case
$312.00
Case (Member)
$265.20
Varieties
Shiraz
Vintage
2017
Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Alcohol
14.7%
Bottle size
750 mL

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Description

BACKGROUND
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.

WINEMAKING
Above average winter and spring rainfall favoured a high quality and fruitful 2017 vintage, with wines from 2017 displaying firm tannins, ample natural acidity and lifted fruit character. Traditional winemaking in small fermenters pumped over twice daily then finished in barrels for up to 18 months. The oak maturation results in softness rather than distinctive oak flavours. Selected American and French oak 300 litre ‘hogsheads’ were used and only about 10% of these were new barrels.

THE WINE
Classic McLaren Vale Chocolate and Mint characters underlie the pure fruit of the Shiraz grape in this wine.
Cool, patient cellaring will allow all the building blocks of flavour to slowly combine in this wine to evolve into a rewarding flavour
experience.

SERVING SUGGESTION
Roasts with sautéed mushrooms and steamed greens.

*VEGAN FRIENDLY*

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