2018 White Label BC4 Shiraz
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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.