Forest Hill Vineyard: 'Estate' Shiraz 2021
A textbook Australian Shiraz produced by Forest Hill Vineyard, with pepper and clove notes, backed by good acidity and firm tannins.
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.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Australia, Western Australia|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Shiraz|
|Food & Wine Matching||Beef, Lamb, Mushrooms|
|Cellarage||Drink 2023 to 2031.|
|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|
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.
The Lyons family manage Forest Hill Vineyard to ensure soil health, with minimal inputs and sustainable practices. This includes grazing stock and composting of grape material post fermentation.
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