|Wine Analysis:||Alc/Vol: 14.5%|
|Colour:||The 2018 Shiraz has a bright brick red colour and medium-bodied in style.|
|Aroma:||This wine has fantastic lifted aromas of red and dark berry fruits and the classic pepper notes of Heathcote Shiraz.|
|Palate:||These aromas follow through to the palate which has generous juicy fruit and a fine tannin structure. This supple Shiraz drinks well now but cellaring for 4 to 6 years from vintage will add complexity.|
Recommended food pairings: This juicy Shiraz would be perfect with beef carpaccio drizzled in olive oil and topped with cracked black pepper and shaved parmesan cheese. Or try it with a Szechwan pepper coated tuna steak cooked medium rare with a light green salad.
Growing Conditions: The grapes for this wine were harvested from late March to early April at baumé levels ranging from 13.0 to 15.0.
Winemaker: Geoff Alexander
Winemaking notes: Following malolactic fermentation, the wine spent 12 months in new (10%) and older French and American oak barriques and puncheons. It was bottled with an alcohol of 14.5%, a pH of 3.58 and an acid level of 6.1 g/L.