Hedonist Shiraz 750ml
- Calculated at Checkout
ABV | 14%
REGION | Mclaren Vale, South Australia
VARIETY | SHIRAZ
VINTAGE | 2017
The fruit for the Hedonist Shiraz is estate grown on our certified organic/biodynamic vineyard situated in the Willunga foothills, McLaren Vale. The idyllic St Vincent’s Gulf lies 10km to the West. The soil is rich loam over clay with patches of underlying limestone, giving a richness and fullness of pallet.
A wet winter and spring set the vines up well for the season ahead. While there was some summer rain early on, disease pressure remained low. Flowering was late, but it didn’t lead to a later than usual harvest. Conditions were ideal for concentrated flavour development and acid retention.
Initially, there was some uneven ripening so we did a green harvest on some varieties – including Shiraz – to even it out. The Shiraz is a real highlight from this vintage, displaying a plethora of lively red fruits and spice.
Our Shiraz was harvested in stages commencing on 21st February. The blend comprises of several batches harvested over a period of 4 weeks. The grapes were crushed gently and then transferred to 10 tonne open top fermenters for between 8-12 days, with the exception of a small portion of the fruit which was fermented whole bunch and spent longer on skins.
Malolactic fermentation took place in oak – a mixture of old and a little new. Matured in oak for 12 months before final blending and bottling. No fining.
Deep red with purple hues
Raspberries, mulberries, cherries, a little leather and some cracked black peppercorns
Lively red fruits follow through, matched with bright acidity. Juicy in the middle with a touch of nutmeg oak and fruit tannin giving exceptional balance and length.