Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz 2018
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Adelaide Hills, Australia
Shaw + Smith winery was built in 2000 giving us the ability to whole-bunch press chilled grapes for the first time, and underpinning the evolution of style from that first M3 Chardonnay vintage in 2000 through to the present day. The most significant event since then came in 2012 with the purchase of the Lenswood vineyard.
Hand picked, hand sorted and fermented as whole berries and whole bunches (around 70%), in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working. Aged in new (30%) and used 500 litre French oak puncheons for 14 months. Unfiltered and unfined.
A complex, finely-textured Shiraz expressing the conditions of each vintage and the character of a unique vineyard site. Pepper and spice with lifted florals, a hallmark of Balhannah fruit. A balanced wine, elegant and complex, with amazing length.
14.5% ABV / 750ml