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Whispering Brook

2006 aged release Single Vineyard Shiraz

2006 aged release Single Vineyard Shiraz

Single vineyard Shiraz 2006

 

 

 

  • Vintage: 2006
  • Variety: 100% Shiraz
  • Alcohol: 15.3%
  • pH: 3.33
  • TA: 6.6
  • Residual sugar: <1g/L

Winemakers Comments

Harvest;  Handpicked from the second of three drought vintages.  The grapes were grown in the terra rossa soils of our vineyard.  The grapes benefitted from a long ripening period and warm, dry summer.  These were ideal conditions to minimise disease pressure in the vineyard and ensure great complexity and physiological ripeness.  The yield was less than 2 tonnes per acre.

Winemaking;  A cold soak of 2 days enhanced the ripe tannins and deep colour of the wine.  This was followed by a long fermentation of 6-7 days ensuring optimum extraction and voluptuous texture before the must was gently pressed into French barriques (35% new) where it underwent malolactic fermentation. The wine was further aged on its fine lees for 31 months in the same barrels.

Tasting notes;  This wine is made exclusively from hand-picked Shiraz grapes grown on our ‘terra rossa’ soils in the Broke sub-region of the Hunter Valley. – The colour is dense with a bright glossy rim.  The nose shows concentrated dark fruits, prunes and Christmas cake balanced with fine oak. – The palate has a complex blend of fruit and tannin with a ‘sweet fruit’ core on the mid palate.  The finish is long with plenty of fruit weight that lingers on the palate.

Limited stock available.

Cellaring Potential: Drinking well now.

Aged release: Only available online and at cellar door to wine club members.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2006
Varietal
Shiraz
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Alcohol %
15.3