Shelmerdine Shiraz 2008 (6 x 750mL), Heathcote, VIC.

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Overview

A perfect balance of fruit, savoury notes, fine long tannins and acid. It does not have excessive ripeness, extraction or oak.

Region:
VIC - Heathcote
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

A particularly savoury and complex Shiraz with meaty and gamey notes, loads of spice and secondary berry fruits. Soft, fine tannins complete an approachable style.Rating 92 - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Business Magazine (AUG/2011)

Bright and focused bouquet of blue and red fruits, gently spicy and showing a mere suggestion of bay leaf; the palate is medium-bodied, focused, bright and incredibly fresh on the finish, with attractive gravelly tannin providing an appropriate framework for the polished fruit. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (Jan/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The 2008 Shelmerdine Heathcote Shiraz is a vibrant red with purple tinges, an indication of the impressive concentration of aromas and flavours to come.

Aroma

The nose is redolent with dark berries, red fruits, cherries and spice.

Palate

The palate is a perfect balance of fruit, savoury notes, fine long tannins and acid. It does not have excessive ripeness, extraction or oak.

Winemaking Note

After hand-picking, the separate fruit parcels were given a short pre-fermentation cold soak before being crushed and open fermented at warm temperatures. The wine was hand-plunged twice daily during its six-day ferment to extract the desired levels of colour and flavour. After ferment the individual wines were pressed off into new and second year French oak barrels, for 13 months before blending and bottling under screwcap in April 2008.

Vintage
2008
Region
VIC - Heathcote
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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The Shelmerdine family has a long history managing high quality vineyards in Victoria, from the Nagambie Lakes region to the Yarra Valley and Heathcote. Each of our estate vineyards is managed to produce sustainable, low yields for the highest quality possible.

The variety of climates and soil types not only creates a diverse range of wine styles, it requires careful and adaptive viticultural expertise, to bring forth the best from each vine. Hand pruning, hand picking and training all give the vineyard workers intimate knowledge of every slope, and every clone. As is often said, the best fertiliser is the vigneron's footstep.

For three generations the Shelmerdine family has been among Victoria’s most prominent grape growers. Our vision is to embrace the honesty of the Australian terroir – the rocks, the soils, and the rhythm of the seasons – which impart their own identity into the wines.

Shelmerdine has vineyards in both Heathcote and the Yarra Valley showcasing the best varieties most suited to each region.

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