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2018 White Label Fordwich Hill Shiraz
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2018 White Label Fordwich Hill Shiraz
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Shiraz
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Vineyard Designation
Fordwich Hill
Alcohol %
13.5
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SKU: 18WLSHIRFR
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Growing Season

Low yielding, high quality, clean fruit at full ripeness was a hallmark of the excellent 2018 vintage. The 2018 vintage had the earliest start we have ever experienced with the first fruit coming in on the 4th of January. Our Fordwich Hill Shiraz was hand picked the second week in February and showcased great flavour and tannin balance.

Vineyard

This Shiraz is grown on our Fordwich Hill vineyard, a small 3-hectare Easterly facing block planted on red volcanic soils in the early 1970’s. The age of these vines result in natural low yields and intensely concentrated fruit. 

Winemaking

We ferment using partial ‘carbonic maceration’ to enhance the bright fruit aromatics and give a complex red wine with smooth tannins. The wine was placed in a mixture of 1 and 2-year-old French oak barriques for 12 months.

Tasting Notes

Bright blueberry aromatics a distinct flavour we see each year from the fruit off our Fordwich  Hill vineyard. The palate is full of raspberry and mulberry fruits with a touch of chocolate framed with subtle oak and velvety tannins.

Vine Age/Clone

50 years / Busby

Cellaring Potential

20+ years

Food Match

Dry Aged Waygu with potato gratin and béarnaise

Accolades

Gold medal NSW Wine Show

95 points James Halliday

94 points Mike Bennie The Wine Front

92 points Nick Butler The Real Review

Wine Composition

pH                                                    3.44

Titratable Acidity                              7.2g/L

Alcohol                                            13.5%

Residual Sugar                                < 1g/L

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Shiraz
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Vineyard Designation
Fordwich Hill
Alcohol %
13.5
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