2013 Dairy Hill Single Vineyard Shiraz

Hunter Valley

TASTING NOTES

VINTAGE

The Hunter Valleys 2013 vintage started earlier than expected, on January 13th.  The summer brought extremely hot and dry conditions with very little rain falling from October to January.  Fortunately we had a plentiful supply of water with all the dams full from the previous year, which allowed us to keep the vines well watered and healthy.  A real blessing when Cessnock recorded the hottest day on record with the mercury reaching 45°C on January 18th. All of the whites were picked before the final weekend in January and the resulting wines are juicy and display great vibrancy, currently showing great promise and longevity. The extremely low yielding reds from 2013 are restrained and elegant, in more of the classic medium body style. 

MATURATION

After crushing and de-stemming the must was chilled to 12ºC. The pressed and cold settled. Once settled the clear juice was racked and inoculated with selected wine yeast and fermented at 15º-20ºC for 15 days. At the completion of the alcoholic fermentation on skins, the grapes were pressed and wine racked to oak for maturation.

VINEYARD / SOIL

Our Shiraz is grown on well-drained sandy loam soils located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country NSW.  The vineyard has drip irrigation installed on each vine row to ensure vine health and consistency of quality.  The crop yields are relatively low, producing excellent concentration of fruit flavour.

NOTES

Our Single Vineyard wines are produced in very limited quantities from our unique ‘Dairy Hill’ vineyard block and only when the vintage year has yielded the highest standards of quality fruit. This wine reveals a lovely intense red fruit palate complemented by savoury and spice characters typical of the region. We mature the wine in the finest French oak barrels which delivers a well-structured and elegant finish with great length.

AWARDS/REVIEWS

TROPHY: 2015 Hunter Valley Wine Show - Best two-year old Shiraz

TROPHY: 2014 NSW Small Winemakers Show

SILVER: 2014 Hunter Valley Wine Show

SILVER: 2014 Dan Murphys National Wine Show of Australia

BRONZE: 2014 Winewise Small Vignerons Awards

BRONZE: 2014 Hunter Valley Boutique Wine Show

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  • Bottle Price:60.00

    Members 48.00

  • Case Price:720.00

    Members 576.00

12 bottles to a case