Jasper Hill: Emily's Paddock Shiraz 2015

'Emily's Paddock' is a 3 hectare north-east facing vineyard that surrounds the family home. Smaller than nearby 'Georgia's Paddock' (which is 12 hectares with an easterly aspect), it is marginally higher and has deeper soils. Planted with 95% Syrah and 5 % Cabernet Franc it is rightly prized as a rare gem by aficionados.
Bottle (Case)
Tasting Notes
Dense, dark and with great aromatic complexity, plus lashings of supple, ripe, sweet fruit, this 95% Shiraz and 5% Cabernet Franc blend benefits from a year or two in bottle and will age beautifully for two decades.
About this wine
Style Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling
Wine Region Australia, Victoria
Grape Variety (Cépage) Cabernet Franc, Shiraz
Viticulture Organic
Vintage 2015
Cellarage Drink 2017 - 2036
Vinification Organically grown grapes are picked by hand, completely de-stemmed and go through maceration for around 6 weeks, during which time there is minimal intervention in order to allow the grapes from each individual paddock to express their individual terroir. The wine is then transferred into small French oak barriques, 20% of which are new, (without any racking, fining or filtration) for around 14 months.
Alcohol By Volume (%) 15

Jasper Hill (Ron & Elva Laughton)

In 1975, former food scientist Ron Laughton and his wife Elva created their Jasper Hill estate in Heathcote, Victoria (70 miles north of Melbourne), drawn by the region’s distinctive geology, namely an iron-rich seam of Cambrian clay on which the vineyards are strategically located. Today the Laughton’s world-renowned, bio-dynamically farmed, 20-hectare estate is widely regarded as being some of the finest terroir in Australia.

Jasper Hill produces six wines from three individual vineyards. While the single estate 'Emily’s Paddock' Shiraz / Cabernet Franc and 'Georgia’s Paddock' Shiraz (first vintage 1982) are the best known wines, Jasper Hill also makes a 'Georgia’s Paddock' Semillon, 'Georgia’s Paddock' Riesling (first vintage 1984) and 'Georgia’s Paddock' Nebbiolo. Cornella Grenache is a recent addition to the Jasper Hill portfolio.

Ron and Elva are today assisted by their daughter, Emily, who makes the 'Occam’s Razor' Shiraz in her own right, and the family are also involved in a joint venture with fellow organic enthusiast Michel Chapoutier, which yields the ‘La Pleiade’ Shiraz.

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