Forest Hill Vineyard: 'Estate' Shiraz 2015
Fruit set for 2015 was very low and this coupled with lower than average rainfall during the winter and spring months lead to very low yields. These conditions resulted in grapes with concentrated flavours and intensity.
This is a textbook Shiraz with pepper and clove notes, backed by good acidity and firm tannins. Scored 95/100 by Australian wines expert, James Halliday.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Australia, Western Australia|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Shiraz|
|Vinification||Bunches of Shiraz grapes are de-stemmed prior to crushing and pumped over twice daily, then pressed and transferred to Burgundy barrels for the malolactic fermentation. The wine is fined and then matured for 18 months before bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14.5|
Forest Hill Vineyard
First planted in the late 1960s, Forest Hill Vineyard (located in Mount Barker within the Great Southern region of Western Australia) was bought by the Lyons family in 1996. Today, the 95 hectare estate is headed up by Guy Lyons, and is an accredited James Halliday 5 Star winery. The vineyards produce elegant wines of the highest calibre from a wide variety of plantings - Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Gewürztraminer.View more wines from this producer...