2018 Frost Dodger Shiraz AVAILABLE JUNE 2019

Really quite unique.

Eestate single vineyard wine grown in the chilly surrounds of Mt McKenzie in the Eden Valley crafted via our Italian heritage appassimento dry racking.

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$48.00

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Region Eden Valley
Sub-Region Mount McKenzie
Specified Vineyard Mount McKenzie
Altitude 380 meters
Vineyard Practices Family traditional biological farming methods with a diet of composts, native grasses & flora as ground cover, low water imput and natural sprays for diseases.
Soil Clay loam over a shaley schist rock bed.
Trellis System Single wire
Varietal Shiraz
Age of Vines 22 years
Alc/vol 14.5%
Closure Stelvin
Yield per Vine 3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre
Oak Treatment 30% new French Taransaud 300lt barrels with balance of seasoned 3yr old French oak 300lt barrels for 14 months
Total Production 4,400 bottles
Vintage Good winter & spring rainfalls with moderate soil moisture for the growing season ahead. Spring as per usual serving up a slight frost during the 1st week of November reducing yields. Estate showed healthy canopy heading into summer. January and February were warm & dry leading into early April harvest to produce a deliciously generous complex shiraz bursting with deep aromatics and flavours.
Wine Making In the garage the hand harvested shiraz fruit was gently destemmed including 20% whole bunch into open top milk vats and fermented naturally with soft pump overs, hand plunging and basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Expect all that this label represents; wine enjoyment!

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