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2014 Single Vineyard Whitegate Shiraz



Tasting Notes

Colour: Bright, medium plus intensity, crimson.
Aroma: Clean, medium plus intensity, blood plum, cardamom, white pepper,
vanilla, and clove.
Palate: Dry, high acid, balanced persistent tannins, medium intensity harmoniously structured body. Flavour profile includes plums, rhubarb, white pepper, clove, aniseed/liquorish, with prolonged opening, black fruits begin to appear. The finish is persistent and long.


Wine Profile

Region:
Strathbogie Ranges
Vineyard: Whitegate
Vintage: 2014
Variety: 100% Shiraz
Production: 133 Cases
Harvested: 11/4/2014 & 18/4/2014
pH: 3.54
T/A: 6.34
Alcohol: 13.5%
Fermentation: A 14 day ferment kept below 25 degrees, to achieve great colour without harsh extraction. Concurrent malolactic fermentation was conducted prior
to barrel maturation.
Maturation: 18 months in old hogsheads (3 years plus) to highlight the varietal character. This wine is a blend of the best four barrels of vintage 2014 Shiraz.




Whitegate Vineyard Profile

Size of Vineyard: 4.9 Ha
Row Orientation: North / South
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Pruning: Spur
Planting Density: 1200 Vines/Ha
Average Vine Age: 20 years
Yield: 4.35T/Ha
Climate: Continental climate, warm days followed by very cool nights.
MJT: 20.7
Growing Season Rainfall: 320mm-380mm
Soil: Grey sandy loam giving way to Decomposed granite
Altitude: 480 Meters.

 



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2015 No Intervention Home Vineyard Shiraz

The vines in this vineyard are dry grown, were cared for but not pruned and have not been sprayed at all for over three years. The wines are also bottled unfined and unfiltered.



Tasting Notes

Colour: Bright, medium plus intensity, crimson.
Aroma: Very complex with medium plus intensity, blue fruits, sour plums, raspberry, violets, all spice, hints of pepper, an underlying French oak spicy note and a touch of sappyness from the whole bunch ferment.
Palate: Medium body, high acid, fine powdery tannins, medium plus intensity with good structure and balance. The flavour profile includes red fruits, cinnamon and nutmeg, hints of black pepper, cardamom, and a touch of vanilla. The finish is long and persistent.



Wine Profile

Region:
Strathbogie Ranges
Vineyard:
Home
Vintage:
2015
Variety:
98% Shiraz, 2% Viognier
Production:
98 Cases
Harvested:
2/3/15, 14/3/15 and 12/4/15
pH:
3.42
T/A:
6.0
Alcohol:
12.7%
Fermentation:
The three picks were fermented and matured separately. The first pick included 15% whole bunch and was fermented for 14 days between 20 and 27 degrees to achieve great colour without harsh extraction. The second pick was 100% destemed, co fermented with 4% Viognier for 8 days between 22 and 32 degrees to achieve great colour extraction and give lift and perfume. The third pick was fermented 100% whole bunch for 13 days below 20 degrees to get great structure without harsh extraction. Concurrent malolactic fermentation was conducted prior to barrel maturation.
Maturation:
16 months in oak 40% new French oak Radoux puncheon (400L) to provide structure and oak nuances without overwhelming the fruit and 60% oak greater than three years old to retain the varietal character.




Home Vineyard Profile

Size of Block: 0.81 Ha
Row Orientation: North / South
Trellis System: Single Wire
Pruning: Unpruned
Average Vine Age: 15 years
Yield: 1.87 T/Ha
Climate: Continental climate, warm days followed by very cool nights.
MJT: 20.7
Growing Season Rainfall: 320mm-380mm
Soil: Loam over sand
Altitude: 200 Meters




Recent Reviews

Great drinking experience and will mature short to pretty well, it feels. Fragrant with garam masala spice, touch of cedar, all woven through dark plummy fruit with whiffs of dark cherry. The palate is true medium weight, has quite surprising concentration of flavour, really bright, frisky acid profile that drives the wine long, true and through to a fine, puckering finish. Sleek and elegant, a smooth dark of dark fruit and woody spice, lingers well and feels pretty smart all up.

Mike Bennie  -  April 16th 2017  - 
http://www.winefront.com.au


 

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2015 Single Vineyard Whitegate Shiraz



Tasting Notes

Colour: Bright, intense, plum red with a purple rim.
Aroma: Medium plus intensity, blackberry, red currents, black pepper,
clove, cinnamon, dried herbs, hints of dark chocolate and a slight sappy note.
Palate: Dry, medium acid, firm tannins, medium plus intensity with great structure. The flavour profile includes blood plums, black pepper, clove and opens up to dark fruits and sweet spice with a long finish.


Wine Profile

Region:
Strathbogie Ranges
Vineyard:
Whitegate
Vintage:
2015
Variety:
100% Shiraz
Production:
134 Cases
Harvested:
24/3/2015
pH:
3.54
T/A:
7.1
Alcohol:
14.4%
Fermentation:
A short 8 day ferment kept below 25 degrees to avoid harsh extraction as the fruit was not destemmed in order to achieve a good tannin structure without the use of new oak. Concurrent malolactic fermentation was conducted prior to barrel maturation.
Maturation:
15 months in old hogsheads (3 years plus) to highlight the varietal character. This wine is a blend of the my favourite four barrels of vintage 2015 Whitegate Shiraz.




Whitegate Vineyard Profile

Size of Vineyard: 4.9 Ha
Row Orientation: North / South
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Pruning: Spur
Planting Density: 1200 Vines/Ha
Average Vine Age: 20 years
Yield: 4.35T/Ha
Climate: Continental climate, warm days followed by very cool nights.
MJT: 20.7
Growing Season Rainfall: 320mm-380mm
Soil: Grey sandy loam giving way to Decomposed granite
Altitude: 480 Meters.

Municipal Wines Shiraz


 

   

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