Pikes Eastside Shiraz 2015

The vines enjoy east to southeast exposure and for the most part are ungrafted with just a small percentage planted on rootstock. The soils are red brown earth over clay, with slate and broken bluestone sub-soil.  Environmental sustainability is a priority at Pikes - chemical inputs are kept to a minimum and whenever possible, organic fungicides and biological forms of weed control such as straw mulch are used.  

The grapes were harvested in late March.  The fruit was lightly crushed and de-stemmed and pure yeast cultures were added.  The wine was fermented and matured in French barriques for 12 months.  Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally and was desired.

Tasting Notes

Deep ruby red with purple highlights.  Eastside Shiraz greets the nose with abundant dark cherry and blueberry framed by graphite, subtle spice, and hints of vanilla. Medium-bodied on the palate, the dense core of fruit is complimented by impressions of black olive, pencil lead, and savory tannin.

Food Pairing

Wonderful with hardy stews.

Production Info
Soil composition
Red-Brown earth over Clay and Bluestone subsoil
Training method
VSP
Exposure
Eastern / Southeastern
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Shiraz
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
12 months

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