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2017 Gravel Pit Shiraz

2017 Gravel Pit Shiraz
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SKU: BT 17GPit

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
6.3
pH
3.58
Aging
Up to 10 years
Fermentation
Crushed cool to fermenters to static fermenters for eight days, peak temperature 28 degrees Celsius
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Star Anise and black pepper, red strawberry and plum, lifted and fragrant, Fresh lively palate of black satsuma plum and dark berries supported by fine, long silky tannins.
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
A cold and wet Spring in 2016 shaped a milder vintage in 2017, which was further interupted by Ferbruary and March rains. The resulting conditions led to a lengthy ripening period, and a 2-3 week delay to start of vintage. Lower temperatures at ripening are beneficial to retain freshness and elegance, and wines of lower alcohol and crisp acidity.
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