2000 William Randell Shiraz
Power with Glory. This wine is strictly an individual barrel selection. Only the very best barrels were used in this blend. William Randell Shiraz has all the power you would expect from a Barossa Valley Shiraz while retaining the finesse and complexity of a world-class wine. Classic ripe red berries without overripe "jamminess". Rich round soft tannins, ripe blackcurrants wrapped in layers of coffee, chocolate and vanilla add to the wine's complexity, leaving an unforgettable and lingering finish on the palate.
Crushed and de-stemmed into closed fermenters. Maximum fermentation temperature 29°C - 31°C. Pumped over 2 x per day, incorporating oxygen. Rack and return every second day. Pressed using a membrane press. Pressings kept separate from free run then fined and re-blended back to the free run. The wine was then inoculated for malolactic fermentation.
12 months in 40% new French and American hogsheads and the balance in 2nd and 3rd fill American and French hogsheads.
Early April 2000
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