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2017 Breaking Ground Shiraz Mourvedre
95 points - James Halliday

2017 Breaking Ground Shiraz Mourvedre
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Shiraz Mourvedre
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Vineyard Designation
Saxonvale
Acid
6.7
pH
3.56
Aging
10 years
James Halliday
95
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Shiraz Mourvedre
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Vineyard Designation
Saxonvale
Acid
6.7
pH
3.56
Aging
10 years
James Halliday
95
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
We have been making this field blend from inter-planted Shiraz and Mourvèdre since 1997. These 50-year-old vines are the only example of this unique combination in the Hunter Valley. The grapes are picked and vinified together giving a wine with loads of character. Concentrated black forest fruits, liquorice, spice and earth. Dusty tannins add structure and the finish is long and lingering. This has consistently been one of our most popular wines.
Ratings
95 points - James Halliday 90 points - The Real Review 90 points - 2018 NSW Wine Show
Awards
Gold - James Halliday Gold - 2018 Hunter Valley Wine Show Silver - The Real Review Silver - 2018 NSW Wine Show
Winemaker Notes
The 2017 vintage was hot and dry and produced outstanding quality fruit from all varieties. The grapes were picked together from the same block and co-fermented under cool conditions using cultured aromatic yeast. After fermentation the wine was placed in new and used French oak barriques where it matured for 20 months prior to bottling. The intense tannins of the Mourvedre help lift the spicy notes of the Shiraz in the wine to provide a medium - full bodied structure accentuated coupled with vanillin notes from the oak.
Food Pairing Notes
Braised meats or charcoal grilled steaks
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