The Hedonist Shiraz

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The fruit for the Hedonist Shiraz is estate grown on our certified organic/biodynamic vineyard situated in the Willunga foothills, McLaren Vale. The idyllic St Vincent’s Gulf lies 10km to the West. The soil is rich loam over clay with patches of underlying limestone, giving a richness and fullness of pallet. 2017 Hedonist Shiraz
Silver Medal - Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2018
2016 Hedonist Shiraz
94 points - Wine Companion 2019 Edition, James Halliday, 01 Aug 2018
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The fruit for the Hedonist Shiraz is estate grown on our certified organic/biodynamic vineyard situated in the Willunga foothills, McLaren Vale. The idyllic St Vincent’s Gulf lies 10km to the West. The soil is rich loam over clay with patches of underlying limestone, giving a richness and fullness of pallet. Vintage Notes A wet winter and spring set the vines up well for the season ahead. While there was some summer rain early on, disease pressure remained low. Flowering was late, but it didn’t lead to a later than usual harvest. Conditions were ideal for concentrated flavour development and acid retention. Initially, there was some uneven ripening so we did a green harvest on some varieties – including Shiraz – to even it out. The Shiraz is a real highlight from this vintage, displaying a plethora of lively red fruits and spice. Winemaking Notes The Shiraz was harvested in stages commencing on 21st February. The blend comprises of several batches harvested over a period of 4 weeks. The grapes were crushed gently and then transferred to 10 tonne open top fermenters for between 8-12 days, with the exception of a small portion of the fruit which was fermented whole bunch and spent longer on skins.

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