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2015 Golden Hillside Shiraz Cabernet

2015 was an excellent vintage overall. A very dry Spring was broken by soaking rains in January and February that put the vintage back on track. Cool conditions for the most part of February finished things off well, spacing out the harvest and allowing individual fruit parcels to be harvested at their optimum ripeness.

  • Winemaking

    Shiraz predominantly from our Farehams and Morrisons Vineyard in Leasingham, Cabernet from Malcolm Parish’s vineyard and Farehams. Shiraz picked mid Feb, Cabernet early march. Fermented in open fermenters for 7-8 days. Pumpover twice daily. Basket pressed into quality French oak hogsheads 5% new balance 2-5 years old. Maturation in barrel for 15months prior to blending and bottling. No Fining or filtration.

    Appearance

    Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.

    Nose

    Dark cherry and plum notes from the shiraz are complemented with dusty blackberry and choc mint notes from the cabernet.

    Palate

    Generous, full and vibrant. Complex red and black fruit flavours are encased in a firm savoury tannin structure. Bright acidity on the finish gives length and persistence.

    • ALC/VOL: 14.5%
    • Size: 750ML
    • Closure: Screwcap
    • Varietal: Shiraz
    • Cellaring: Potential of 5 - 10 years



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