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Willow Creek Vineyard Malakoff Vineyard Shiraz

At Willow Creek Vineyard, we occasionally purchase small parcels of quality fruit from other vineyards that warrant a special release. This powerfully structured Shiraz displays a careful balance of perfectly ripe fruit, soft oak and firm tannins. The wine’s savoury, smoky complexity is lifted by aromas of ripe plum, blackberry, graphite and cloves, which complement the bouquet’s white pepper and anise notes.
 
Drink with:  braised beef cheeks & white onion purée
 
Harvested: 17th March 2014
Bottled: February 2015
Alc/Vol (%): 13.5
Cellaring: 5+ years
Cases: 258 dozen
 
Vinification/Maturation:
Hand harvested, 50% destemmed and fermented with daily pump-overs
50% whole bunches, fermented separately, with 21 days maceration
Indigenous yeasts
11 months in 225L French oak barrels, 25% new
 
$30 / $24 Wine Club
 

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16 Apr 2018


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