Shiraz is a classic Hunter variety, reflecting the natural adaptability of the shiraz grapes to the new world and the Hunter in particular. Grown in red clay soil over limestone conglomerates, on a north east sloping hillside, the Tintilla Shiraz vines enjoys ideal growing conditions. After a good growing season the night harvested grapes were cold soaked to extract maximum fruit and phenolics, then open fermented until almost finished fermentation. Fermentation is finished in New (about 25%) and old French and American oak barrels were used for malolactic fermentation and subsequent ageing. After 12 months in oak, the wine was bottled and stored before release.
The wine has a deep purple hue and follows on the nose by voluptuous dark berries with cedar and sweet tar. Full complex palate with sweet dark berries, a great mouth fill that lingers with a great tannin structure and should age very well. This is one of those wines that was a real pleasure to make, all that was needed was a steady hand and time to bring out the best that Hunter Shiraz can be.
6-pack: $40.00 / bottle
Case: $40.00 / bottle
All prices shown below are per bottle.
Tintilla Cellar Door Wine Club 12pak: $32.00
Tintilla Cellar Door Wine Club 6pak: $32.00