Forest Hill Vineyard: 'Estate' Shiraz 2019

A textbook Australian Shiraz produced by Forest Hill Vineyard, with pepper and clove notes, backed by good acidity and firm tannins.

Bottle
£17.95
Bottle (Case)
£215.40
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
StyleRed Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine RegionAustralia, Western Australia
Grape Variety (Cépage)Shiraz
Food & Wine MatchingBeef, Lamb, Mushrooms
ViticultureNon-Organic
Vintage2019
CellarageDrink 2021 to 2029.
VinificationBunches 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
Producer

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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