2021 Vinework Shiraz

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Vinework presents the opportunity to experience a seasonal voyage from the vineyard to the glass – from growth to creation. Crafted in celebration of the hours spent walking amongst the vines, watching, tending, tasting – connecting with our growers and the region’s land. This range welcomes you to walk alongside us on this unique passage through the vineyards, exploring the individual blocks and batches brought together to create this story—a colourful, textural tale of the season and the soils.

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Viticulture

Shiraz (99%), Viognier (1%)
2021
Margaret River

Tasting Notes

Deep red with purple hues
Ripe raspberries, forest fruits and fragrant floral notes laced with hints of peppercorn and ‘cap-gun / fireworks’ characters, derived from barrel ferment.
A medium to full-bodied generous wine with plenty of inky fruits; Blackberries, redcurrants and spice. The jubey fruits and approachable tannins combine to produce a moreish wine, supple in structure with a wonderful persistence of flavour.

Winemaking

14.5%
750ml
3.44
There were three core components to the blend, each made using quite different winemaking techniques to bring a mixture of purity of fruit, whole bunch fragrance and barrel ferment texture to the final blend. A third of the blend was destemmed and then crushed with open rollers before being pressed early and barrel fermented in 50% new French oak barriques, before maturation in a large format, old oak foudre. A third was fermented with 30% whole bunches included in the ferment before gentle extraction and pressing (this was also matured in a large format foudre). The final third was treated more ‘conventionally’. The fruit was destemmed and then crushed with open rollers to introduce whole berries into the ferment which was carried out in static fermenters at 25oC for 6 days. This also included the inclusion of a small about of Viognier for co-fermentation. The batch was then matured in French oak barriques (30% new) after pressing. The total maturation time in oak for all wines was 14 months.

Professional Reviews

93
To create this fine Margaret River Shiraz, one quarter was destemmed, crushed, pressed and barrel fermented in French oak, half new, with maturation in large (2,000 litres) old oak vats; one quarter saw whole bunch fermentation before time in large older oak vats; and the rest saw the inclusion of some whole berries in the static fermenter with 14 months maturation (same for all components) in French oak barriques, 20% new. This portion saw the addition of a small amount of Viognier. Gleaming magenta, there are notes of tobacco leaves, spices, hints of white pepper, raspberries, aniseed and a touch of mulberry. This is a lighter and yet savoury style of Shiraz. Exciting stuff. Fine tannins and good length. Delicious now, but can be enjoyed any time over the next six to ten years.
Gold Medal