Shaw + Smith Shiraz 2015

First vinified in 2002, Shaw + Smith Shiraz has quickly garnered attention as a standout cool climate Australian shiraz.

Sourcing immaculate fruit from the cool Adelaide Hills region, Shaw + Smith carry out whole berry fermentation in open-topped steel vats allowing for gentle yet thorough extraction and optimal aromatics.  Maturation in French oak allows tannins to soften and aromas to harmonize before bottling under screw cap.

About the Vineyard

Shaw + Smith own two vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, at Balhannah and Lenswood, totalling 55 hectares. The vineyards are planted to varieties that perform particularly well
in the region, namely Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz.

Wine Production

Hand picked and fermented as a combination of whole berries and whole bunches in open fermenters, with gentle plunging and minimal working.

Tasting Notes

Shaw + Smith Shiraz is a medium bodied cool-climate Shiraz, in which balance is more important than power.

The 2015 vintage is true to style with particular opulence and generosity: a reflection of an excellent warm yet even season.

Food Pairing

A versatile and elegant wine, Shaw + Smith Shiraz is unforgettable when matched with well seasoned red meats cooked over an open fire.

Production Info
Soil composition
Sandy-Loam over Red Clay, Quartzite and Shale
Training method
Double-Guyot VSP
1,254 - 1,386 feet
740 - 1,110
2.4 tons
Total SO2
Year vineyard planted
Harvest time
March - April
First vintage of this wine
Bottles produced of this wine
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Shiraz
Fermentation container
Open-Top Stainless Steel Tanks
Age of Aging Container
New to 3 years
Fermentation temperature
up to 90 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration and Punchdown
Maceration length
15 - 30
Malolactic fermentation
Type of aging container
Barriques and Barrels
Length of bottle aging
8 months
Size of aging container
228L - 500L
Type of oak
Length of aging before bottling
14 months
Analytical Data
14.5 %
pH level
Residual sugar
0.2 g/L
6 g/L

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