Over the Top Shiraz 2019
Story: Acknowledging the very best site, climate, vines, and production techniques, this Shiraz is named Over the Top to proudly declare our aim to make the finest wine we possibly can.
Vintage: The 2019 growing season started with mild weather and below-average rainfall. Some late spring rain provided a bit of relief from the dry conditions. A heatwave in January was luckily too early in the ripening cycle to cause any damage to the fruit. This was followed by a very mild and dry finish to the vintage, allowing good hang time and flavour development to the smaller than average crop.
Nose: The nose is elegant and complex with aromas of cherries and plums with spicy notes of pepper and cloves, complemented by toasty oak.
Palate: The palate is rich and concentrated with notes of raspberries, cherries, liquorice root and spice with well-integrated oak, followed by velvety tannins and a long finish.
Pairing: Go retro and bring out the carpet bag steak! For you younger ones, that’s a scotch fillet steak stuffed with oysters and wrapped in bacon.
Oak maturation: 30% new French oak for 20 months.
Cellaring: Drink now to 2031 (VF).
|Alc: 15%||TA: 6.70g/L|
|pH: 3.49||RS: 0.8g/L|