Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2016

Shaw + Smith

Shaw + Smith Shiraz
2016

$45.50

* Suggested retail price

6 case(s) available

Product code
14371849
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Country
Australia
Regulated designation
Table wine
Region
South Australia
Subregion
Adelaide
Varietal(s)
Shiraz 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Twist crown cap
Winery's website

About this winery

Shaw + Smith own two vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, at Balhannah and Lenswood, totalling 55 hectares. The vineyards are planted to varieties that perform particularly well in the region, namely Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Site selection is particularly important in the Adelaide Hills, with its diversity of altitude, aspect, microclimate, and soil. We also use a number of different cultivars or ‘clones’ of each grape variety, which contribute different qualities to...

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Winemaking notes

From low yielding vines predominantly at Balhannah in the central Adelaide Hills, and from Echunga and Macclesfield to the south. Hand picked and fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working. Aged in French oak for fourteen months, of which one third was new. September’s start to the growing season was warmer than average leading to good canopy and fruit development. January rainfall provided relief from earlier warmer temperatures and was timely to aid fruit development through the ripening period, resulting in healthy fruit being harvested two weeks earlier than average.