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Woodstock Wines

2016 Woodstock Wines Shiraz


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2016 Woodstock Wines Shiraz

Region: McLaren Vale SA

Alcohol: 14.7%

The hero variety of the region, Woodstock Shiraz is sourced from Woodstock Estate and neighbouring vineyards in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale. These vines are all on sandy soils which contribute the floral aromatics to Woodstock Shiraz. The ratio between bunches and leaves are closely monitored to ensure vineyard balance, so that each vine can deliver full, ripe flavours to every bunch.

A textbook vintage was enjoyed in 2016. Mild conditions and slow steady ripening ensured plump Shiraz berries were fully and evenly ripened. Traditional winemaking in small fermenters pumped over twice daily then finished in barrels for up to 18 months. The oak maturation results in softness rather than distinctive oak flavours. Selected American and French oak 300 litre ‘hogsheads’ were used and only about 10% of these were new barrels.

Classic McLaren Vale Chocolate and Mint characters underlie the pure fruit of the Shiraz grape in this wine.
Cool, patient cellaring will allow all the building blocks of flavour to slowly combine in this wine to evolve into a rewarding flavour experience.

Roast, rare beef with sautéed mushrooms and steamed greens.