2021 MARAnanga Shiraz

$30.00

Tasting Evaluation
Colour: Dark core, verging on black with purple rim.
Aroma:   Brooding aromas of dark plum, black cherry, blueberry compote and dark chocolate. Complex aromas of Moroccan spices play a secondary role.

Palate: Rich mouth-coating flavours of forest fruits, dense midpalate with savoury French oak spice and fine grain tannins. Ironstone mineral edge with long finish.

A true reflection of the Marananga subregion and the strong 2021 vintage.

Partner with beef short rib or rack of lamb.

Vineyard Selection
The Shiraz is sourced from our two vineyards located in Marananga on the western ridge of the Barossa Valley. Age of the vines range from 30- 80 years of age.

Winemaking
Each parcel of Shiraz was hand harvested at optimal phenological ripeness and destemmed to open top fermenters with heading down boards. Twice daily pumpovers were carried out to ensure maximum extraction of colour, flavour and tannin from the grape skins. The wine was basket pressed to one and two-year-old French oak Hogsheads for 18 months maturation. The wine is unfined and unfiltered.

Varietal composition: Shiraz 100%
Region (GI) :  Marananga, Barossa Valley
Viticulturist: Paul Georgiadis
Winemaker : Jason Barrette
Alcohol: 14.5% alc/vol
pH: 3.58
TA: 7.69g/L
Residual Sugar: 0.46g/L
Bottled 20 October 2022
 

166 in stock

Vintage Conditions
The region received good early rains in autumn 2020 to replenish some moisture in the profiles, after coming off the driest back to back seasons ever experienced. Winter rains were average and those vineyards that supplemented with irrigation to get moisture to depth set the vines up for spring growth and spring rains were above average. Temperatures in November were above average without any significant weather events paving the way for fantastic fruit set. January 24th was the only day that the region experienced temperature above 40ºC. Not surprisingly, the subsequent mild conditions meant bunch and berry size remained average, achieving a great balance between quality and quantity. A vintage that can be described as almost “perfect”, not only ideal sugar ripeness but also physiological ripeness for quality wine production

Vineyard Selection
The Shiraz is sourced from our two vineyards located in Marananga on the western ridge of the Barossa Valley. Age of the vines range from 30- 80 years of age.

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