'indie' Shiraz Pinot

'indie' Shiraz Pinot

2017 Shiraz Pinot
Hunter Valley, NSW

Wonderfully medium-bodied with enviable length and poise

From $36 per bottle

Wine Details

Region
Hunter Valley
Vintage
2017
Type
Red Wine
Variety
Shiraz Pinot
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
13.5%
Closure
Screw Cap
Background
Pinot has been blended into Shiraz in the Hunter Valley for decades by some of its top producers. There is now a resurgence in the blend with many labels again available.
Vineyard Notes
Shiraz from the Upper Hunter ‘James Estate’ (picked 15/2/17) and Pinot Noir (picked 5/2/17), from the Kindred family’s, ‘Lochleven’ Estate which was planted in 1973, on the corner of Deasys and McDonalds Roads in Pokolbin.
Winemaking
Fruit from both vineyards were hand-picked and fermented separately in open vats and plunged twice daily. Prior to bottling in July 2018, both parcels were blended together. The ratio is 50% Shiraz and 50% Pinot Noir. Maturation was for 16 months in 25% new French oak Puncheons. The other 75% oak was 1—3 years old French oak Puncheons. A hot dry 2017 vintage made Hunter Valley winemakers very happy after two wet vintages. The hottest day in Pokolbin was 47 degrees, with many days above 40. Great weather for ripening all red varieties, albeit a very early harvest.
Tasting Notes
Light but bright crimson in colour. Red berries including raspberry and mulberry feature on the nose and palate, where there is the slightest hint of strawberry as well. The flavour is clean, wonderfully medium-bodied with enviable length and poise.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Medium term (up to 10 years).
Food Matches
Lamb, Duck, lean Beef and Salmon for the adventurous.

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