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2013 McCarthy Shiraz
2013 McCarthy Shiraz
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750mL
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SKU: W13SHZVMC7AU6
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Over the past decade, a selection of prized vineyards have consistently produced fruit of exceptional quality and character. Fruit from these vineyards is set aside for winemaking in small batches to create a series of wonderful single vineyard wines. Our VSV - Very Special Vineyard - wines are only made in exceptional years when a single site delivers the ultimate combination of varietal and region culminating in a VSV wine. The hands responsible for crafting these prestigous wines are celebrated with the grower and winemaker signature presented on the label.


Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Founded in 1979, Peter Lehmann Wines brings unmatched diversity, uniqueness and quality from more than 800 hand-tended vineyards across the length and breadth of all 14 Barossa sub-regions. The quality of Peter Lehmann Wines are a testament to our relationships, allowing us access to the region’s finest grapes. Over the past decade, a selection of prized vineyards have consistently produced fruit of exceptional quality and character. Fruit from these vineyards is set aside for winemaking in small batches to create a series of wonderful single vineyard wines. Our VSV - Very Special Vineyard - wines are only made in exceptional years when a single site delivers the ultimate combination of varietal and region culminating in a VSV wine. The hands responsible for crafting these prestigious wines are celebrated with the grower and winemaker signature presented on the label
Production Notes
Fermented and kept on skins for two weeks together with partial barrel fermentation during this time. Following pressing and clarification the wine was matured for 24 months in new and older French Oak hogsheads.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes for this wine come from grower Dr. Mike McCarthy in the Bethany sub-district of the Barossa Valley. Intensely coloured with a black core and bright red hue, this wine exudes aromas typical of the Bethany sub district. Aromas of chocolate, dark plum and mocha fill the glass with a hint of toasty oak in the background. The palate is long and intense with fine tannins coating the mouth and a rich, chocolaty finish making this wine a rich powerhouse with classic Barossa Shiraz characteristics. Can be cellared with confidence for another 10 – 16 years.
Food Pairing Notes
McCarthy Shiraz is an ideal accompaniment to roast beef, grilled steak or hearty casseroles such as braised ox tail or lamb shanks.
Production
The 2013 vintage was our earliest and one of the driest and quickest for many years. The weather remained warm to hot throughout but without any extended heat waves. The unusually small crop has produced highly coloured, richly structured red wines destined for many years in the cellar - an outstanding red wine vintage.
Wine Analysis
Vintage
2013
Sugar
2.7g/L
pH
3.75
Tannin
6.49g/L
Alcohol %
14.9
Region
Barossa