Port Phillip `Estate ` Shiraz 2016 (6 x 750mL), Mornington Peninsula, VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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RRP $38

$32.99 per Bottle
$197.94 per case

Overview

The 2016 Port Phillip Estate Shiraz is a single site wine produced from 0.53 hectares of estate vineyard.

The fruit, including a small amount of whole bunches, was fermented spontaneously with ambient yeasts in an open top stainless steel fermenter for 20 days. Malolactic fermentation was indigenous and the period of elévage was 16 months in old French oak barriques. This wine was bottled without fining or filtration.

Region:
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

93+ points Campbell Mattinson WineFront September 2017

It sees whole bunches, it’s wild yeast fermented, it’s from a tiny patch of estate vineyard, and it’s bottled unfined and unfiltered. Ultra fine tannin. Boysenberry and black cherry flavours. Nutty oak, overlaid with cream. And stretches of black pepper and dried bunches of herbs. It’s ripe but fluid, clearly influenced by whole bunches but essentially fruit driven, and then ribbed with spice-studded tannin. Cool climate shiraz, and indeed whole bunch shiraz, will need to be your ‘go’ but it’s an excellent example of this style of wine.

Winery Tasting Notes

This deeply coloured Shiraz delivers a powerful bouquet of black and red fruits, dried herbs and delicate cedar notes. The energetic palate contains a core of lush fruit that is aptly supported by fine graphite tannin. The finish is long and intense, highlighted with bright cranberry and aniseed flavours. Approachable now but will reward medium term cellaring.

Vintage
2016
Region
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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The Port Phillip Estate winery, James Halliday's 2012 Winery of the Year, is situated at Red Hill in the heart of the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Owned by the Gjergja family, winemaking is overseen by winemaker, Sandro Mosele.

Surrounded by mounds of native grasses and indigenous spotted gums, the new Port Phillip Estate winery, designed by Wood Marsh Architecture, emerges from the landscape as a dramatic curved sculpture made of rammed-earth. Inside, a large cellar door and tasting room, and a light-filled restaurant open out on to an expansive outdoor deck. Underneath, state-of-the-art winemaking facilities - a barrel room, bottling line, wine processing plant, cellaring and offices - share space with six luxury accommodation suites, complete with private decks. Views across the vines to the sea are panoramic.

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