This wine displays a rare combination of finesse and power. It is deep and brooding, garnet red in colour. The bouquet has a floral character with hints of rose petal and violets. Red and black berries dominate the front palate, leading to dark honey and spice in the middle, and ‘figgy pudding’ on the finish. The wine effortlessly carries its tannins, alcohol and natural acidity to deliver an elegant, complex wine that will age for 10+ years.
Wine Pairing with Food:
A good steak, lamb or venison. Beef Wellington.
Variety: 100% Shiraz
Harvest Date: Late February to early March
Vineyard Location: Sourced from vines on east and west facing slopes
Geology / Soil Profile: Deep, red rocky clay loam (derived from Cambrian Rock)
Viticulture Practices: Un-irrigated vineyards, zero tillage, grass sward between rows, cane pruned
Oenological Data: Yields – 1.5 tonne/acre
Production: 148 dozen (296 cartons)
Bottle Packaging: 750ml punted burgundy
Closure: Stelvin ROTP screw cap
Cartons: 6 bottles in branded cartons 1 x 6 laydown
The 2015 Vintage Season:
2015 was a great year. There were good spring rains. The summer was mostly dry, however a few short rain events maintained soil moisture until harvest. Favourable weather conditions meant that minimal fungicide treatment was required on the vines.
The fruit is sourced from or vineyards on the east and west sides of the Mount Camel ridge line. These majority of the vines were planted in 1999 and 2000 and have developed without irrigation. Their deep roots access sufficient summer moisture to produce vines yielding 1 to 1.5 tonnes to the acre, producing fruit of intense flavor and exceptional quality.
The Hallmark, our premium Shiraz, is made in small batches selected from only the very finest barrels. The fruit for this wine was hand pruned, hand-picked, basket pressed then aged in French oak for 18 months prior to bottling. This wine has neither been filtered nor fined.
Aromas of dried flowers and raspberries are evident on the nose, with berry fruits and toasted honey complementing the palate, and elegant tannins delivering a long finish. This wine will reward cellaring for 5 to 10 years.
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