Hentley Farm Shiraz 2021
Batches of wine were carefully selected from Shiraz blocks within the Hentley Farm vineyard to create an estate grown wine that displays the treasured characteristics the property naturally produces in Shiraz: saturated colour, fruit intensity and soft, savoury tannins.
Profile: Blue fruits | Licorice | Mushroom | Truffle | Herbal
Texture: Soft, even tannins | Complex and brooding | Savoury finish
Twelve individual estate blocks: Red clay loam topsoil at varying depth | shattered limestone, salt and pepper siltstone, and bluestone subsoils | north-south and east-west row orientations | varied clonal selection, micro-climates, elevation, and aspect
Upshot: Complexity | Consistency | Intense flavours | Vibrant colours
Fermentation: De-stemmed | 2-3 pump overs per day | Varying time on skins (7-60 days)
Oak: French – 10% new, 90% seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 15 months maturation