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2020 Mt Alexander Shire Shiraz - LIMITED RELEASE
2020 Mt Alexander Shire Shiraz - LIMITED RELEASE

2020 Mt Alexander Shire Shiraz - LIMITED RELEASE

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Stewed plums, anise. Wet alpine eucalyptus – sticks with you like a movie stars aftershave. This wine is “Anise”, in the light-handed role she played early in her career. Before she became “Star Anise”. Complementary, not the starring role. Then, in the naivety and innocence of talent before fame, take a walk along the beach and breathe deeply through your nostrils, salinity – savoury – what a treat. Dark fruit, dark, rhubarb with its generosity and tart acidity, mulled wine with its cloves and cinnamon. This wine is broody and commands respect – drink with food. Let her partner a star the same way she did early in her career – somehow, the soliloquy is not quite as sweet as the ensemble.

Hand-picked in mid-March, the fruit was de-stemmed, leaving the fresh whole berries. Fermented with wild yeasts from the vineyard in a small open fermenter, with daily punch downs. The ferment lasted 3 weeks, before being pressed to stainless for ageing. The wine was hand-bottling in October 2020, under natural cork. No filtering or fining. Minimal sulphur.

Region: Bendigo

Sub-region: Faraday

Vineyard: Faraday Vineyard

Harvest: 17 March 2020; picked by hand

Aged: In stainless, 6 months

Bottled: October 2020

Bottles: 60

Closure: Natural cork

Palate: Stewed plum, anise. Rhubarb, dark fruits, cloves, and cinnamon. A savoury nose, with generosity. A Shiraz that demands your respect and partners with food.

P • P • P • Classification: Place.

This wine is an expression of our Faraday vineyard. Very little winemaking, raw and unadapted, this Shiraz speaks for the unique site in which the grapes are grown.

 Tasting notes2020 Mt Alexander Shire Shiraz