Stonehorse Shiraz

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Vintage2013
Alcohol14%

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Grape Variety100% Shiraz
Vineyard SoilsDeep Red Brown Earth (Marananga and Nuriootpa)
Vine Age30 to 60 year old vines
GIBarossa Valley
Summary

The Stonehorse wines are full of character like the teams of Clydesdale horses that used to work the heavy clay soil at the Kaesler vineyard, long before tractors were invented. An assemblage of estate vineyards ranging in age from 30 to 60 years in age. Average yield across the blocks was 34 hectolitres per hectare.

Vinification

Hand-picked and fermented with live yeast for a healthy ferment. Nine days “sur-peau de raisin” with remontage twice a day for 30 minutes in the morning and 12 minutes in the evening.  Once dry sugar, the ferment was pressed to stainless steel cuve for 36 hours pre be-bourbage. All yeast were released back to the wild. Malolactic fermentation was initiated for acid supplety during the first phase of barrique maturation. Upon cessation of microbiological stabilisation the wine was racked of lees, settled, then returned to a combination of brand new and three and four year old barriques. Maturation took 16 months. Bottled with love and no finings.

Colour

Inky bright crimson with a youthful centre and a dark edge.

Nose

Smells like a blood plum orchard, with blackberries down the fence line. Star anise duck in the camp oven.

Palate

Generous array of plum, blackberry and boysenberry. Satin tannin, malty oak, both tuned in with pert acid.

Notes

A serious wine for the modern human.

Purchase

2013 Stonehorse Shiraz