'The Aunts' Shiraz

'The Aunts' Shiraz

2019 Shiraz
Hunter Valley, NSW

An individual vineyard, old-vine Shiraz matured in French Oak from the 'Lochleven' Vineyard in Pokolbin.

$35 each

Wine Details

Region

Hunter Valley

Vintage

2019

Type

Red Wine

Variety

Shiraz

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

13.5%

Background

This wine is named after three pioneer women of the Hunter Valley, who established the initial homestead on ‘Meerea’ in the 1830’s. The three women were referred to by the family as the ‘Aunts’. The establishment of the homestead coincided with the planting of the first Shiraz in the Hunter Valley.

Vintage Notes

The third consecutive drought vintage, 2019 followed on from the magnificent 2018 vintage. Severely reduced yields are made up for by the outstanding quality.

Vineyard Notes

This single vineyard wine is made from fruit off the low yielding, old-vine Kindred family ‘Lochleven’ vineyard in Pokolbin, the block used for ‘The Aunts’ was planted in 1973.

Winemaking

The handpicked Shiraz grapes were fermented in open vats and then transferred into 100% French Hogsheads. 40% of the oak was new. After 16 months, with regular racking, the wine was bottled un-fined and with minimal filtration.

Tasting Notes

A deep crimson colour. The nose has deep forest fruit aromas, mocha and dark chocolate; coupled with balanced French oak notes. The palate is on the upper side of medium-bodied, and has incredible drive on the palate.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

Medium to long term.

Food Matches

Beef dishes and Aged Hard Cheeses.

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