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2018 Gravel Pit Shiraz

2018 Gravel Pit Shiraz
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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.

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
2018
Varietal
Shiraz
Acid
6.8
pH
3.56
Aging
Up to 20 years
Fermentation
Crushed cool to fermenters to static fermenters for eight days, peak temperature 28 degrees Celsius
Bottling Date
May 2019
Alcohol %
14
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Perfume of spice, star anise, blackberry and raspberry, pure and striking. Opulent and mouthfilling black satsuma plum and dark plums supported by fine, long silky tannins.
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. 100% barrel matured in new and older french hogsheads.
Winemaker Notes
Solid Winter rains were followed by a wonderfully warm Spring in 2017 heralding encouraging conditions for Vintage 2018 and indeed led to a long even Indian Summer. One rain event in mid January (35mm) was a blessing, and from then on vintage was dictated by long warm and dry days. Yield in 2018 is at or just below average within the region, The south west of western Australia also had one of the strongest displays of Marri bloom that I can recall, allowing crops to ripen without bird pressure.
Product Reviews
Gary Brennan's Gravatar
Gary Brennan
(11/06/2019 at 2:00 PM)
We highly regard this Shiraz and have rated it 5 as it is also great value for money our only complaint is we reach more often for this wine than others in our collection so it disappears rather quickly.

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