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2016 Gravel Pit Shiraz

2016 Gravel Pit Shiraz
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As the name suggests, the vineyard block had been used previously to excavate gravel to construct the roads within the hills of the Ferguson Valley.Soil is typically a deep layer of ironstone gravelly loam.

A style which exudes vibrancy, juicy and spicy character, matched to a full flavoured and complex palate.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Shiraz
Acid
6.2
pH
3.67
Aging
100% barrel matured in new and older french hogsheads.
Fermentation
Crushed cool to fermenters to static fermenters for eight days, peak temperature 28 degrees Celsius
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Pure intense blueberry, satsuma plum, vanilla and rosemary. Layers of dark fruit, blackberry and plum, interspersed with chocolate and gentle toasted oak.
Vineyard Notes
Estate grown from the spectacular hillside vineyard in the Ferguson Valley of the Geographe wine region, fruit is sourced predominately from the Gravel Pit block which was planted in 1998.
Production Notes
Fermented in open top fermenters, hand plunged twice daily at temperatures averaging 28 degrees. Winemaking encourages deep and dense structures, but with spice and minerality.
Winemaker Notes
The 2016 vintage begun with a hot Spring, likely due to a strong El Niño influence, with October, November and December considerably warmer than the previous season. Rolling on to January, the Geographe region received 74mm over four days of rain on January 18, proving a test for most Vineyards, however the fruit remained pristine and fresh.
Product Reviews
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jenna
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(19/10/2017 at 5:51 PM)
amazing wine, never disappoints!

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Cathy
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(18/06/2018 at 1:38 PM)
A consistent wine full of flavour.

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Jen
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(12/09/2018 at 10:58 AM)
one of my very favourites

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Trevor
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(12/09/2018 at 6:18 PM)
This is our go to wine, can’t afford to drink Black Dog every day.

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