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.

Bottle (Case)
Tasting Notes
Dry-grown, low-yielding vineyards planted on gravel loam with an underlying clay base (crucial to non-irrigated vines) from three different sites in the Mount Barker region of Great Southern, Western Australia.
About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Australia, Western Australia
Grape Variety (Cépage) Shiraz
Viticulture Non-Organic
Vintage 2015
Cellarage Drink 2018-2026.
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.

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