2003 Terra Barossa Shiraz

Comments

A 'lifted' nose of blackberry and cherry is complemented by hints of spicy oak, on the palate soft tannins and lovely fruit characters make this a wine that is wonderfully drinkable now.

Vinification Notes

Grapes are crushed and de-stemmed into fermenters. Yeast is added immediately once in the fermenter, ferments are then pumped over twice daily to maximise colour, tannin and flavour extraction. Cooling is used to ensure ferments remain in the 22-25°C range which will allow the wine to display maximum fruit expression. Pressing then occurs roughly seven days after crushing and
the resulting wine is put into French and American oak.

Maturation

French and American oak.

Blend

100% Shiraz

Vintage Notes

The vintage was warmer and dryer than the Barossa 'average', the result was lower crops than 2002. Although crops were low the quality could not be faulted, with reduced yields often comes fantastic colour and flavour development, the 2003 vintage did not disappoint.

Harvested

Late March to April 2003

Region : 

Barossa

Bottled : 

February 2004

Total Acidity : 

6.59

Alcohol : 

14.3

Tasting Notes