'The Aunts' Shiraz

'The Aunts' Shiraz

2018 Shiraz
Hunter Valley, NSW

A single vineyard, old-vine Shiraz from Pokolbin.

From $27 per bottle

Wine Details

Region
Hunter Valley
Vintage
2018
Type
Red Wine
Variety
Shiraz
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
14%
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.
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
Although still in drought, the 2018 vintage had milder temperatures than 2017 resulting in more even ripening. An excellent Shiraz vintage, the wines made have exceptional colour, are full flavoured and have beautiful structure.
Tasting Notes
A very deep and dark crimson colour with purple hues. The nose has black and blue fruit aromas coupled with finely balanced oak. The palate is all but full-bodied, has round and ripe tannins and incredible length of flavour.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Medium to long term.
Food Matches
Beef dishes and Aged Hard Cheeses.

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