2019 Attunga 1865 Shiraz

Kilikanoon Wines

$250.00
This revered vineyard was planted in 1865 and it celebrates an incredible legacy and history of Australian Shiraz. Located just north of Auburn, the Attunga Vineyard is still producing fruit commercially today and in certain years is released as a single vineyard wine of widespread acclaim.


  • Winemaking

    Hand harvested at around 14 degrees baumé, the bunches were sorted and the finest were gently crushed into a French oak open topped fermenter. The ferment was plunged by hand twice daily for ten days, before draining and basket pressing to a selection of new and one-year-old French oak hogsheads. The wine was allowed to mature in barrel for eighteen months before final bottling.

    Appearance

    Deep red in colour with vibrant crimson hues.

    Nose

    A lifted infusion of herbs and dark fruits are underpinned by soft savoury notes. Hints of supporting oak further add to the complex layers.

    Palate

    Renowned for its seamless texture, this elegant wine has a soft flow of flavours that comprise of dark cherries with a subtle red fruited structure. The finely tuned tannins are understated and interlock seamlessly with the hand selected French oak. Although drinking beautifully now, this is a wine that further cellaring will certainly reward.

  • AWARDS
    • Halliday Wine Companion 97 Points

 

    • ALC/VOL: 14.5%
    • Size: 750ML
    • Closure: Screwcap
    • Varietal: Shiraz
    • Cellaring: Potential of at least 15 - 18 years with careful cellaring
2019 Attunga 1865 Shiraz