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Greenock Shiraz 2019

Estate Grown | Single Vineyard | Open Top Fermented | Basket Pressed

The 2019 Greenock Shiraz was sourced from a single vineyard grown on the families Greenock property.  Known as the Augustus Vineyard.  Only the finest fruit from the hillside was selected for the 2019 Greenock Shiraz.  The vines are planted at an altitude of 350m in red-brown earth over friable red clay.  As the soil depth increases the vine roots run deep into the large calcareous clay layer.  The gentle slope and rocky soil allows for good drainage and all supported on an ironstone rich hill.

The grapes were handpicked, 100% de-stemmed and 100% crushed berries were then placed into small 3 tonne open top fermenters.  Fermentation and extended maceration on skins were conducted over 20 days with the cap being hand plunged twice per day with an occasional rack and return.  After primary fermentation the wine is drained to barrel and the skins are hand dug to the basket press.

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Appearance:  Deep ruby-purple to black core with a crimson-red rim.

Aroma:  Blackberry, liquorice, dark chocolate and spice fill the nose.  Oak spices of vanilla and clove are equally matched with pepper spice from the fruit.

Palate:  Full bodied, concentrated velvety mouthfeel with blackberry and plum flowing onto the palate.  The black fruit flavours are balanced nicely with moderate acidity and plush tannins on the finish.

Region:  100% Barossa Valley

Sub Region:  100% Greenock Shiraz

Bottled:  Unfined and unfiltered on 16th December 2020

Production:  367 dozen (4th smallest production behind 1999, 2000 & 2007.)

pH:  3.60

Total Acid:  6.2 g/L

Alcohol:  14.5%

Maturation: 20 months in 55% new French oak, 18% seasoned French oak and 9% new American oak and 18% seasoned American oak hogsheads.

Cellar Potential:  15 years with careful cellaring.

Winemaker:  Shawn Kalleske

Last tasted:  10/02/2023


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