13.8% | AUSTRALIA

A spicy, brambly/black fruit, self-indulgent fireside red, with rich ferrous and dust, chocolate and crushed rock aromas. This is all mirrored in the palate with blueberries and blackberries, a crunchy...
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A spicy, brambly/black fruit, self-indulgent fireside red, with rich ferrous and dust, chocolate and crushed rock aromas. This is all mirrored in the palate with blueberries and blackberries, a crunchy minerality and sweet spice. There is a hint of sappiness and a slightly salty finish with great length. Its slight dark chocolate bitterness finish lifts it into the top echelon of Australia’s finest Shiraz.

Located near the tiny village of Moonambel in the heart of the Pyrenees region of Western Victoria, Dalwhinnie specialises in top-drawer Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from 40+year-old vines. The 18 hectare vineyards were planted in 1976 and are now fully mature.

At 595 metres above sea-level, Dalwhinnie is the highest and most remote of the Pyrenees district vineyards. This family-owned winery is renowned across the world for making exquisitely crafted wines, beautifully packaged and built to age, but don’t just take our word for it. "Dalwhinnie only knows how to make great wines,” says James Halliday, and he should know.

Dalwhinnie vineyard is situated in a unique amphitheatre that has its own meso climate. The site is totally frost free and allows the fruit to reach complete physiological ripeness in 9 out of 10 years. The climate is temperate with a mean average January temperature of 21°C. Harvest, which is carried out by hand, usually starts the third week in March and is completed around the first week in May. The annual rainfall is 550mm with most rain falling in July through to November. Grapes were picked at optimum ripeness ie. 13.0 – 14.0 Baume over two passes. The grapes were crushed, de-stemmed. Inoculated and fermented in small open fermenters. Temperature is controlled at around 26 degrees C. After a 7 day ferment there is a further 2 weeks of skin contact post alcoholic fermentation. The wine is then pressed out in a large pneumatic press then pumped into French oak barriques for 17 - 18 months oak maturation. 100% French barrels, one third new oak, two thirds 2-3 year old oak.

Try with dark meats. Perfect with lamb shank and posh beef stews.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Shiraz
Country
Australia
Region
Victoria
Vintage
2013
ABV %
13.8%
Organic
No
Vegan
Yes

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