Hunter Valley, NSW
Our flagship Shiraz that is made from the best single parcel of Shiraz grapes we harvest each vintage.
‘Alexander Munro’ Shiraz is our flagship wine and made from the best parcel of shiraz fruit we receive each year.
Situated on Palmers Lane in Pokolbin, the ‘Homestead’ vineyard is the Shiraz source for this wine. The vines are well established and mature, having been planted in the mid 1960s.
Hand picked fruit, 20% with stems retained, was crushed into open vats and plunged twice daily to optimize flavour and tannin extraction. The wine was then lightly airbag pressed and transferred into French oak barriques of which 50% were new. After 16 months of maturation the wine was lightly egg white fined and then bottled with moderate filtration. The second consecutive drought vintage, 2018 produced stunning fruit, albeit not very much of it. A vintage rivalling 2014.
A deep purple/crimson colour. The nose oozes concentrated black and dark berry fruits, dark chocolate and mocha. The palate, which is verging on full-bodied, is plush with flavour. Oak and tannins are in perfect balance. A seamless wine with exceptional persistence.
This wine has all the characteristics that are required for long term cellaring. 30+ years.
Red meat dishes and aged cheeses.