2017 Mountadam Vineyards Eden Valley Shiraz

Vineyard: Established in 1972,Mountadam High Eden Estate is one of Australia’s oldest and first cool climate vineyards in Australia. Situated on a unique rocky outcrop, the estate commands an easterly aspect over Eden Valley.

Season: 2017 was a good year in Eden Valley, with intense colour development and flavour allowing for excellent ripeness resulting in balanced wine grapes from the region.

Winemaking: Gentle machine picked Shiraz grapes were pressed and fermented in 8 tonne fermenters at 26ºC. After soaking on skins the wine was transferred to mature for twelve months in French oak barriques (30% new barrels, 20% 1-2 year old barrels, 40% older barrels).

Appearance: Brick red

Aroma/Bouquet: Initial raspberry and rhubarb before dark blueberry fruit lead to cedar notes.

Palate: Red and blue berry fruits with underlying notes of liquorice and spice. A medium palate with a dry tannin finish.

Food Pairing: Antipasto plates of cured meats and grilled vegetables, barbeque lamb chops or peppered sausages.

Alcohol: 14.8%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: NA

Cellar potential: 20+ years

Winemaker: Helen McCarthy

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