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2020 Birdhouse Shiraz

$39.00
2020 Birdhouse Shiraz

2020 Birdhouse Shiraz

$39.00
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COLOUR  Garnet red with a purple hue.

NOSE  Lifted aromatics of Satsuma plum, Morello cherry, spicy oak & peppery notes.

PALATE  A full and complex palate rich with fruit and spice. Dusty tannins frame the wine and fine French oak nicely complements the fruit profile, the wine has great length and a lovely savoury finish.

WINEMAKING  Fruit was harvested when flavour, tannin and acid were all in balance. The fruit was partially crushed, with some berries remaining whole, and fermented in a static fermenter where the fruit was pumped over daily. Once fermentation was complete the wine was pressed off into tank, settled, then transferred to French oak barrels. Careful barrel selection brings together rich fruit, firm tannins and a tight acidity to produce a Shiraz of great structural integrity and one that will  reward careful cellaring.

VINTAGE NOTES  2020 was a warm and dry vintage, however a wetter than average winter set us up well for this. The growing season started off with a warm spring followed by a hot summer. We did have one significant rain event late February which slowed down the reds and allowed for ripening of tannin and flavour to catch up with sugars. The warm and dry conditions reduced disease pressure, this also resulted in ample marri blossom around the district which eased the bird pressure experienced in 2019. Yields were low across the board, but on the upside this resulted in excellent quality with concentration of flavour across all varieties.

Vegan friendly