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2018 White Label BC4 Shiraz
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2018 White Label BC4 Shiraz
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Shiraz
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Vineyard Designation
Timbervines
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SKU: WLSHZ18BC4
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2018 Margan BC4 White Label Shiraz

Description Hot dry summers here in the Hunter provides perfect ripening conditions for our medium bodied Shiraz. Our BC4 block is one of 8 blocks of old clone Shiraz vines, located within our Fordwich Sill vineyards planted on red volcanic clays. Consistently year to year our BC4 block produces a juicy, fruit-forward style of Shiraz with plush purple fruits and soft tannins. The intensity of fruit stands out from our other vineyards, in 2018 we decided to bottle a small parcel of this block as a single vineyard, single block wine to capture the vibrancy of fruit that the BC4 block produces. Extremely small quantities of this wine was produced and released exclusively to our members first before being available only through cellar door .

Region Broke Fordwich, Hunter Valley

Vineyard Timbervines BC4

Tasting Notes  Partial carbonic maceration results in a complex bright and fruit forward red wine with velvety tannins. Vibrant blue fruit flavors, framed with soft oak and finishes with a crisp lingering acidity.

Colour  Purple Garnet

Nose  Blueberry, Blackberry, Violets

Palate  Blackcurrant, Raspberry Liquorice, Mulberry

Food Match  Peking duck pancakes

Cellaring  10 to 15 years

Winemakers Notes  The 2018 vintage had perfect ripening conditions;  dry, warm days paired with cooler nights resulting in beautifully ripe and healthy fruit which we picked in mid February. These grapes were selected from the BC4 vineyard, a small 10 acre block within 100 hectares of quality vineyards. The wine was placed in a mixture of 3-5 year old French oak barriques for six months before bottling early to be enjoyed as a fresh, fruit forward style.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Shiraz
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Vineyard Designation
Timbervines