2021 Scotchmans Hill Shiraz
Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Best Victorian Shiraz |Trevor Mast Trophy for Best Shiraz of Show
Ballarat Wine Show
Best Shiraz of Show
Best Red Wine of Show
Best Wine of Show
|A vibrant and complex wine showing lifted red fruits, leading to dark plums with hints of white pepper and French oak spice. The palate is juicy, medium bodied, elegant and flowing with dark fruits, spice and fine integrated tannins. A long, balanced finish that is seamlessly rounded out with the very best French oak. This Shiraz will provide great drinking now and for many years to come.
Winemaking Region: Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria.
Clone: PT23. - Soil Type: Self mulching black vertosol derived from tertiary basalt.
Winemaking: De-stemmed to small fermenters with the inclusion of 15% whole bunches and cold soaked for 5 days. Wild ferment at 28 degrees for 7 days. Pressed to barrel for a wild malolactic fermentation.
Oak Use: Matured in new to 4 year old French barriques for 16 months. - Cellaring: Now to 2032.
Halliday Wine Companion
Whole bunches (15%), matured in new (30%) to four-year-old French barriques for 16 months. An excellent and bright crimson-purple hue immediately brings to attention just how vibrant this wine is. Ripe red fruits, cocoa nibs, white pepper and a hint of violets in the bouquet, while the medium-bodied palate exudes charm. It's well weighted and structured, too, with very fine and persistent tannins rounding out a wine that can be enjoyed in its youth but is assured to age well also.
Philip Rich - 27 January 2023