2001 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. The wine displays rich, ripe fruit, dense dark plums and cassis wrapped in layers of coffee and vanilla.
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.
24 months in American and French hogsheads. - 60% new and 40% in 2nd and 3rd fill barrels.
Early April 2001
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