Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

 

Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

Wines


2002 Shotfire Shiraz

Comments

Dried apricots, caramelized figs, marzipan and ripe red berries combined with fragrant vanilla and hints of coconut work beautifully together to create a classic Barossa Shiraz. Velvety, dense texture, with layers of soft fruit, oak and tannin create truly powerful yet elegant finish.

Vinification Notes

Crushed and de-stemmed into closed fermenters. Inoculated the 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.

Maturation

12 months in 40% new French and American hogsheads and the balance in
2nd and 3rd fill American and French hogsheads.

Blend

92.6% Shiraz, 7.4% Cab Franc

Vintage Notes

The best vintage in the Barossa Valley in more than a decade. A very cool and mild summer provided an extremely long ripening period, resulting in fruit with perfectly balanced acidity and baume.

Harvested

March 2002

Cellaring

Drinking well now but will respond to extended cellaring.

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2002 Shotfire Shiraz

2002 Shotfire Shiraz

2002 Shotfire Shiraz

RegionBarossa

BottledJune 2003

Total Acidity6.52

Alcohol14.5


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