St. Kilda Shiraz 2019

Southeastern Australia, rather than being classified as a wine region in the traditional sense, is officially classified as a ‘viticultural super zone.’ It measures some 1250 miles and reaches from the Pacific coast in Queensland to the Indian Ocean. The sheer scale of this zone and the diversity of its climates, zones and latitudes, make it a virtual spice market for winemakers to choose from when selecting their vineyards and their grapes.

The grapes were fermented on skins for five to seven days at 22-25 °C. Selected parcels were cold soaked at 10°C for 24 hours and fermented at cooler temperatures (18-20°C) to help enhance fruit character and intensify color.

Tasting Notes

This Shiraz shows a deep red color with purple hues.  Aromas of mixed berries and spice stand out alongside hints of licorice and mocha.  The palate is rich and spic with ripe berries, plum, and a hint of spice and chocolate.

Production Info
Soil composition
Various
Training method
Predominantly Single Wire
Yield/acre
4 - 6 tons
Exposure
Various
Total SO2
108
Harvest time
February - March
Bottles produced of this wine
24,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Shiraz
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
5 - 7 days
Fermentation temperature
72 - 77 °F
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.60
Residual sugar
2.4 g/L
Acidity
0.3 g/L
Dry extract
143.9 g/L

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