2015 Stage Door Wine Co. Headliner Shiraz

ineyard: Stage Door Wine Co. vineyard is situated on the estate site of Avon Brae at an altitude of 450m. The vineyard rows are established north to south to maximize quality for best vineyard management. Terrior is resting over fractured rock and sandy loam on a deep clay base..

Season: Temperatures were above average in spring, allowing the vines to get away to a good, healthy start. Summer was generally mild with the exception of a few days of extreme heat after New Year. Thirty millimeters of rain fell in January which helped to refresh the vines. Shiraz and Cabernet ripened at the same time and were harvested around Easter. 2015 was a cracking vintage in pace, yield and above all, quality.

Wine making: NA

Appearance: Dark brick red

Aroma/Bouquet: Perfumed blue and blackberries with spice and black pepper.

Palate: Mouth-watering black fruit is beautifully balanced across the palate followed by velvety tannin. A full bodied wine of great complexity and length.

Food Pairing: Maggie Beer's capsicum and eggplant roulade with fried capers, slow cooked beef cheeks and parsnip puree or Beef and tomato casserole with herb dumplings.

Alcohol: 14.6%

pH: 3.58

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: 203

Cellar potential: 15+ years

Winemaker: Kym Teusner

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