2017 Shirvington Wine Notes

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Notes:

Notes to come upon release of this wine.

 

 

2017 The Redwind Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Notes:

Fruit for this wine was selected from the Block 4 vineyard where the vines grow in beautiful terra rossa soil. It was fermented in open fermenters and hand plunged, rack and returned and pumped over. The wine was spilt into 3 parcels – free run, overnight drainings and pressings. The overnight drainings are held in the press and allowed to gently press overnight to extract a wine that is concentrated in flavour and has wonderful tannin structure. This parcel, which makes the majority of the blend, is transferred to new French oak, where it underwent 20 months of maturation. The 2017 vintage was a 300 litre blend from the 4 best barrels. No fining or filtration was used in order to capture as much of the wines natural beauty as possible. more flavour and richness.

Darker, richer and riper than it’s counterpart this wine has an incredible amount to experience. Ripe blackcurrant and mulberry fruit meld with spicy oak, cocoa and aniseed on the nose. The palate is restrained yet has a beautiful intensity of flavour. Forest berries, mocha and super fine tannins come together to form an elegant wine that will age gracefully in years to come.

2017 Shiraz

Wine Notes:

Our two blocks of Shiraz grapes, Block 6 and Block 9, were harvested from our Redwind vineyard at optimal ripeness. They were fermented in open fermenters where they were hand plunged, racked and returned and pumped over. After pressing all the wine went to French oak for maturation and was kept separate. The oak was 63% brand new, 18% 2 year old and the remainder 4 years and older. The wine stayed in oak for 20 months before it was blended. The final blend was a mixture of 76% Block 9 and 24% Block 6. Block 6 provides the floral and red fruit characteristics whilst the Block 9 delivers the richness and backbone of the wine. No fining or filtration was used in order to capture as much of the wines natural beauty as possible.

A divine nose that unfolds gradually to expose an abundance of liquorice, spice, violets and juicy blackberry fruit. The flavours follow generously onto the palate, seamlessly integrated with oak so no single attribute stands out. Firm, velvety tannins produce a soft, silky texture. An excellent wine that is bright and fresh with plenty of complexing flavours to compel the drinker to want more.

2017 The Redwind Shiraz

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Notes to come upon release of this wine.

 

 


Vintage Notes

McLaren vale recorded it's second wettest year on record in 2016, with rainfall not declining in intensity until early February. The cold, rainy and windy weather through winter and spring led to very late flowering. Fortunately the weather conditions during flowering were stable and dry. Disease pressure was elevated during these seasons but a warm and dry late summer into Autumn led to a relatively disease-free vintage. The long and slow ripening period continued through February and March. The fruit had ideal sugar levels and the juice colour and flavour were excellent.