2000 Shotfire Shiraz

Comments

Ripe plum and dried palm dates showing typical characters of the dark rich Barossa soils. Hints of new oak integrated and rounded with vanilla and chocolate, create a long warm rewarding finish creating a kaleidoscope of flavours. Its richness has to be tasted to be believed.

Vinification Notes

Crushed and de-stemmed into closed fermenters. Inoculated 1 day after crushing. Maximum fermentation temperature 30°C. Pumped over 2 x per day, incoporating oxygen. Rack and return every second day. Pressed using a membrane press. Pressings kept from free run, then fined and re-blended back to the free run. The wine was then inocluated for malolactic fermentation.

Maturation

20 months in American (62%) and French (38%) 300L oak barrels.

Blend

85.4% Shiraz, 14.6% Cab Franc

Harvested

March 2000

Cellaring

Drinking exceptionally well now but will cellar for 3-5 years.

Region : 

Barossa

Bottled : 

July 2002

Total Acidity : 

6.97

Alcohol : 

14.5

Residual Sugar : 

4.0

Tasting Notes