2012 Distinction, Shiraz

$90.00

TASTING NOTES

The vibrantly coloured wine has a purple/red hue, leading to a deeply coloured core. The aromatics are brimming with blackberry, violets, cinnamon spice and coco. The palate is full bodied displaying plenty of red fruits, plum, red licorice, white pepper spice, chocolate and incredible structure finely groomed with integrated tannins.

 

Vintage 2012
Vineyard Gnadenfrei
Varieties 100% Shiraz
Alcohol 15.2% / vol.
pH 3.46
Titratable Acidity 6.5g/L
Cellar Until 2025
RRP $90

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Description

Distinction is at the top of its field, it is limitless when measured by quality. Only released in great vintages, this wine is highest classified wine of its vintage.

This year the fruit was sourced from a Shiraz vineyard located on our Gnadenfrei Estate. The site is easterly facing and provides well balanced wines with fresh flavours supported by great natural acidity.
The conglomerate rock formations of pink quartzite and shallow red/brown clays provide an ideal environment for the vineyard to produce low yielding vines with intensely flavoured fruit.

The hand-harvested fruit is destemmed to an open top fermenter. The must is inoculated and allowed to ferment between 22-25ºC until dry. The cap is managed by pumping over twice daily without splashing and the occasional pigeage [traditional foot stomping]. Once primary fermentation has been completed the skins are retained to macerate for a further 7 days before being bag pressed and racked to new and seasoned French oak. The wine was bottled 19 months after harvest to ensure the style retains its vibrancy and primary fruit freshness.