Breaking Ground - Shiraz 2021
Region: Hunter Valley
Juicy and energetic Shiraz from Ollie Margan. Sustainably farmed using organic practices. Clean, fresh, fun.
40yr old vines from our Timbervines site. Picked on the early side of 13 bé as soon as the green acid softened. Whole berry ferment with no must rectification; carbonic derived confection was encouraged to a point. Pressed to stainless steel partway through ferment to minimize extraction. Sulphured and racked to bottle post malo-lactic fermentation with no filtration. Retains a slight effervescence. My interpretation of shiraz from our volcanic soil. Shiraz with a ‘z’, Juicy with a capital ‘J’! Perhaps most exemplifies the direction these wines are all heading; Clean as a whistle and full of energy.