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Moppa Block Shiraz 2009
Hand Picked | Basket Pressed
Moppa Block Shiraz is sourced from Block 4 a single vineyard on the eastern slopes of Moppa Hill, located in the Barossa Valley. This vineyard has an altitude of almost 400m which makes it the highest vineyard on the western side of the Barossa Valley.
The grapes were hand picked on the 26th of March, this was the last Shiraz vineyard picked for the vintage. Winemaking conducted in traditional Laughing Jack style, de-stemmed, fully crushed berries and open top fermentation. Fermentation and maceration of the skins lasted for 10 days while punch downs and a rack and return were implemented daily.
Show Tasting Notes
Appearance: Brick red with a touch of crimson and dark core.
Aroma: Seductive black fruits, dark chocolate, spice, liquorice, ground coffee and cedar oak. There are also hints of aniseed and pepper.
Palate: Full bodied with restraint; black fruits, fruit cake, liquorice and cocoa all meld together along with lively acidity and supple savoury tannins that will still see long term ageing.
Region: 100% Barossa Valley
Sub Region: 100% Moppa Hill Shiraz
Bottled: Unfined & unfiltered on November 2010
Production: 64 dozen
Total Acid: 6.70 g/L
Maturation: 50% seasoned French oak and 50% new Hungarian oak hogsheads for 20 months
Cellar Potential: 15 + years with careful cellaring
Winemaker: Shawn Kalleske
Last tasted: 21/05/13
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