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Baillieu Shiraz

This shiraz is all about cool climate elegance only thriving on warmer sites. Aromas of black plums, spices & cassis. The palate of black berries & white pepper combine to define this elegant cool climate shiraz. Maturation in French oak for 12 months gives hints of cedar, vanilla & soft tannins.

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VARIETY

Shiraz

REGION

Mornington Peninsula

HARVESTED

5th April 2019

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 hints of cedar, vanilla & soft tannins.

VINTAGE

After a mild and relatively dry winter, resulted in flowering with mostly good set. The ripening period during summer was relatively warm, which saw harvest commence up to 7 days earlier than long term averages. Yields were high with good acidity retention and excellent, balanced flavours.

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.

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