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2015 Stentiford's Shiraz
2015 Stentiford's Shiraz
Size
750mL
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$80.00
/ 750ml
SKU: W15SHZFLG7AU6
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$480.00
/ Case of 6
 

Fruit for this wine was hand-picked from our original vineyard or Stentiford’s block planted in 1893 and tended by Captain Stentiford. This block is located on the ‘Laira’ vineyard in central Coonawarra on classic Terra Rossa soils.
 


Wine Profile
Winemaker Notes
The elegant mid-weight palate displays lovely plum and darkcherry fruits with spicy vanilla French oak notes. The tannin structure is powerful with fine velvety tannins and a long finish. This wine will hit its strides after 6 years of age and will cellar for 20+ years.
Production
After picking, the fruit was destemmed and crushed into a small open stainless steel fermenter where the wine was fermented on skins for a period of 8 days with rack and return pumpovers twice a day to ensure full extraction of colour, flavour and tannins. The wine was then pressed while still slightly sweet (around 1 Baume) and pumped to a mix of new and second use fine grain French oak barriques, hogsheads and puncheons to complete primary and malolactic fermentation. Once fermentation was complete the wine was racked off lees, the barrels cleaned and the wine then pumped back to barrels for maturation. A further 2 gentle rackings were conducted through the maturation period to achieve a high level of clarity and aid wine development. After 21 months maturation each individual barrel was assessed for quality and the final blend then assembled for bottling.
Wine Analysis
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Shiraz
Alcohol %
13.5
Region
Coonawarra