Minim - Metcalfe Shiraz 2020
A medium bodied Shiraz from Victoria. Black olive style with loads of red fruit and spice. Succulent and juicy with a dry, fresh finish. Very tasty.
NOTES FOR NERDS
Metcalfe is a site that offers amazing naturally acidity along with the ability to full ripen Shiraz. Powerful and full-flavoured yet bright and precise. The fruit was destemmed and wild fermented in open milk vats for 21 days with plenty of extraction then pressed off and aged on solids in seasoned puncheons for 10 months. Bottled with 30 ppm sulphur dioxide and aged in bottle for a further 12 months prior to release.
Anything but typical of a Heathcote shiraz, but for me a great example of a finer boned and fruitful example of shiraz grown on granite in the cooler Coliban Valley.