BLACK & GINGER

SUGARLOAF ROAD SHIRAZ

GREAT WESTERN – VIC


This is round two of Hadyn Black’s single vineyard Shirazes, this time from one of the oldest wine districts of Australia, where Shiraz has been grown for over 150 years.

The wine waves the Great Western flag high. Subtle yet persistent, and closer in style to Vienne than to Yarra. Nice deep colour, and inviting aromas, lovely sweet spices dancing at the edges of the raspberry like red fruit notes, before bowing out with fine tannins.

Current vintage is 2016. Vegan friendly.

Technicalities

100% Shiraz from the Sugarloaf Road vineyard in the Great Western of Grampians, Victoria

Machine harvested. Cold soaked for three days. Inoculated with R2226 yeast to ensure nil residual sugar, open ferment with gentle punchdowns. Basket pressed, and aged for 12 months in four year old French oak Puncheons. Crossflow filtered and sterile filtered prior to bottling.

1,900 bottle produced


See also:

Black & Ginger ‘Gee Rizz’ Riesling-Gewurztraminer