2018
BAILLIEU

Baillieu Shiraz

This shiraz is all about cool climate elegance only thriving on warmer sites. The 2018 vintage is rich & powerful with aromas of black plums, spices & cassis.
Intense fruit flavours & medium weight tannins, combine with a spicy – peppery notes on the mid-palate. Maturation in French oak for 12 months gives complexity and structure.

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VARIETY

Shiraz

REGION

Mornington Peninsula

HARVESTED

29th March 2018

PLANTED

2001

ALCOHOL

13% Vol

COLOUR

Deep purple with a crimson hue.

BOUQUET

Aromas of black plums, spices & cassis.

WINEMAKERS

Geraldine McFaul at Willow Creek vineyard

PALATE

The palate of black berries & white pepper combine to define this elegant cool climate shiraz. Maturation in French oak for 12 months gives complexity and structure.

VINTAGE

A perfect late Spring and early Summer resulted in the best flowering and fruit set we have seen for many years. It was followed by a dry and mild ripening period. The berries show intense perfume and great flavour which has produced exceptionally balanced wines.

WINEMAKING

Destemmed to the fermenter where after a few days macerating, the fermentation commenced. Once dry the wine spent a further two weeks on skins to maximise the fine tannin extraction. It was pressed to French oak barrels, 25% of which were new, where it completed malolactic fermentation. Racked once in the late winter and returned to barrel for maturation, before preparation for bottling in February 2019.