Shaw + Smith Balhannah Vineyard Shiraz 2019
A complex, finely-textured Shiraz expressing the conditions of each vintage and the character of a unique vineyard site. Fragrant and lifted showing a mineral graphite edge. Notes of charcuterie. Structured with firm tannins, good for aging.
Decant and enjoy with osso buco
Cellar for up to 15 years
Ideal serving temperature: 16 - 18°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans
From close-planted (5,500 vines/hectare) low yielding vines from block two at Shaw + Smith’s Balhannah Vineyard, planted in 2005. It has a north-facing aspect and the soils are loam over clay, ironstone, quartzite, and shale. Hand picked, sorted and fermented as whole berries and whole bunches, in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working. Majority aged in 600 litre French oak puncheons (15% new) for 14 months, followed by a further 24 months in bottle.