'XYZ' Shiraz

'XYZ' Shiraz

2017 Shiraz
Hunter Valley, NSW

Proudly medium- bodied with plenty of varietal red and dark berries

From $22.50 per bottle

Wine Details

Region
Hunter Valley
Vintage
2017
Type
Red Wine
Variety
Shiraz
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
13.5%
Closure
Screw Cap
Background
The XYZ brand wines constitute modern styles of the Hunter staples of Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz. New Generation wines.
Vineyard Notes
Fruit for this wine is from the mature ‘James Estate’ vineyard located in the Upper reaches of the Hunter Valley.
Winemaking
The handpicked and sorted parcel of shiraz was crushed and then fermented in a French oak Foudres (3500 litre) with daily plunging and pumping over. 16 months in French oak Puncheons (500 litre), 25% of Puncheons were new. A hot dry 2017 vintage had Hunter winemakers rejoicing after two wet vintages. The hottest day in Pokolbin was 47 degrees, with many days above 40. Great Shiraz ripening conditions for the most part.
Tasting Notes
A glossy mid-crimson colour in the glass with aromatics of violets and red berries. The palate is proudly medium- bodied but does not lack in flavour with plenty of varietal red and dark berries. The French oak is unobtrusive and the tannins are silky and fine.
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
Medium term.
Food Matches
Beef, lamb and cheese based cuisine.

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