Down The Rabbit Hole 2017 Shiraz
WINEMAKER: WALTER CLAPPIS
Our 2017 Shiraz fills your mouth with rich red berry flavours and peppery undertones which are augmented by the maturation in small french oak. The wine is juicy, soft and velvety, with a long smooth finish.
A wet winter and spring set the vines up for the growing season. Despite some early summer rain, disease pressure remained low. Flowering was late, leading to a late harvest, with a long and slow ripening season. Ideal conditions for concentrated flavour development and acid retention.
The fruit was destemmed and crushed gently, then pumped over twice daily for 8 days. We kept the ferment cool to retain the bright primary fruit characters. Following ferment, the wine was pressed and transferred into French oak barrels (20% new) to mature for 18 months.COLOUR
Deep red with purple hues
Bright and aromatic with dark red berries, nutmeg, white pepper, subtle oak and complex barrel ferment characters showing through.
Full flavoured, packed with red berries, a hint of plum and blackberry, complemented by dark chocolate, liquorice and black pepper. Structured and well balanced with a long, velvety finish.
- Age Of Vines: 21 years old
- Harvest Date: 19/3/17
- Varieties: Shiraz 100%
- Yields per acre: 2.7 Tonnes
- Region: McLaren Vale 100%
- Vineyard: East/West row orientation, single cordon
- Baume at Harvest: 14.2 degrees Be
- Oak Treatment: French oak for 18 months - 20% new, 80% seasoned
- Residual Sugar: 0.96 g/L
- Alcohol: 14.0% v/v
- PH: 3.43
- TA: 6.6g/L