2016 Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz

2016 Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz

Notes

Aromatic and structured single site Shiraz.
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Decant and enjoy with osso buco
Cellar for up to 15 years
Ideal serving temperature: 16 - 18°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans
 

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
A complex, finely-textured Shiraz expressing the conditions of each vintage and the character of a unique vineyard site.
Tasting Notes
A complex, finely-textured Shiraz expressing the conditions of each vintage and the character of a unique vineyard site.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
From close-planted (5,500 vines/ha) low yielding vines at Shaw + Smith's Balhannah Vineyard, planted in 2005. It has a north-facing aspect and the soils are loam over clay, ironstone, quartzite, and shale. 2015 was a remarkable vintage. Above average winter rainfall ensured a good start to the growing season and warm weather in late-December / early-January was moderated by useful rain on the 13th of January. The season concluded with mild, steady conditions and delivered fruit of wonderful quality to the winery. Hand picked and fermented as predominantly whole bunches (70%) and the remainder whole berries, in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working.
Production Notes
From close-planted (5,500 vines/ha) low yielding vines at Shaw + Smith's Balhannah Vineyard, planted in 2005. It has a north-facing aspect and the soils are loam over clay, ironstone, quartzite, and shale. 2015 was a remarkable vintage. Above average winter rainfall ensured a good start to the growing season and warm weather in late-December / early-January was moderated by useful rain on the 13th of January. The season concluded with mild, steady conditions and delivered fruit of wonderful quality to the winery. Hand picked and fermented as predominantly whole bunches (70%) and the remainder whole berries, in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working.

Story

Winemaker Notes
This distinctive site had always shown potential for a single site wine, and in 2013 we made our first release.
Winemaker Notes
This distinctive site had always shown potential for a single site wine, and in 2013 we made our first release.

Reviews

95 Points, James Suckling - June 2019 

Wow! Attractive plums, hazelnuts, smoked meat and terra cotta. Full body and round, silky tannins. Juicy undertones. Delicious finish. Love the texture and tension to this one. Drink now. 

95 Points, James Suckling - June 2019 

Wow! Attractive plums, hazelnuts, smoked meat and terra cotta. Full body and round, silky tannins. Juicy undertones. Delicious finish. Love the texture and tension to this one. Drink now. 

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