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2019 White Label BC4 Shiraz

2019 White Label BC4 Shiraz
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Shiraz
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Vineyard Designation
Timbervines
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SKU: 19WLSHIRBC4
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Growing Season

Small bunches and intensely flavoured fruit with bright aromatics was a characteristic of the 2019 vintage, resulting in beautifully ripe and healthy fruit that we hand picked in mid January. Fruit quality was exceptionally high.

Vineyard

Whilst looking for diversity in shiraz within our vineyards, 9 years ago Andrew asked some his mates who owned Heritage Vineyards in Pokolbin for some buds to graft over a 30-hectare block of 50 year old Shiraz vines. We grafted 6 different clones of Shiraz onto the 50yr old rootstocks, and 9 years later we now have six different clones producing some very interesting results. The BC4 block always stood out from other blocks due to its vibrancy of fruit and soft framed tannins and is the first block of these heritage clones that we have bottled separately as a standalone wine.

Winemaking

We use ‘partial carbonic maceration’ which is a fermentation technique made famous from the Beaujolais region in France. It results in a complex, bright and fruit forward red wine with soft, velvety tannins. The wine was placed in a mixture of 3 and 5-year-old French oak puncheons (500 litres) for six months before bottling early to be enjoyed as a fresh, fruit driven style.

Tasting Notes

Bright purple in colour with lifted aromas of blueberries, blackberries, and violets. The palate has loads of vibrant blue and black fruits, a touch of liquorice and juicy mulberries. The tannins are soft and silky, and the finish is refreshing.

Food Match

Steak tartare with toasted brioche and quails eggs

Cellaring Potential

10 to 15 years

Wine Composition

pH                                                      3.45

Titratable Acidity                                6.9g/L

Alcohol                                               13.5%

Residual Sugar                                   <1g/L

Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Shiraz
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Vineyard Designation
Timbervines