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Rosily Vineyard

Shiraz 2017

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SKU: SH17

Appearance: Clear, bright, deep red / purple with a crimson hue.

Nose: Lifted berry and plum tones with a floral lift.

Palate: Medium to full bodied with a soft velvety mouth feel. Focused and bright red fruits flow amongst subtle white pepper and cinnamon notes. Fine grained, medium toasted, new French oak assists in providing extra complexity and dimension to the finish.

Cellaring: This wine has the capacity to continue to develop 6-8 years from the release date (August 2018)

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Shiraz
Appellation
Willyabrup
Harvest Date
13th and 20th April 2017 (100% by hand)
Aging
16 Months maturation in French Oak (30% New)
Fermentation
Tank fermented with lid left open during rapid stages of fermentation then closed at end of ferment for 19 days extended skin contact.
Bottling Date
18th July 2018
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Grown in the middle / lower portion of Rosily Vineyard site, where gravel loam soils merge with some darker clay based earth. This was specifically identified as being ideally suited for the shiraz vines in the initial stages of planting.
Winemaker Notes
Grapes were crushed and destemmed, with some juice bled off on day 1. Cultured yeast was then added, the cap hand plunged three or four times daily early in the ferment. Hand plunging was reduced as alcohol levels increased to avoid excessive tannin extraction.
Production
Average Production (over 17 years) – 703 dozen 2017 Production – 630 dozen
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