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2016 Shiraz Regional Selections Hilltops

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SKU: HP16-HISHIRAZ6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Rich & Generous, Red, Full-bodied
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Beef Casserole, Pepper Steak, Beef Hotpot
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    An elegant cool climate Shiraz
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
A great gift for a dinner party
 
Occasion
Meet the parents, Keep your boss/client happy

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“A full-bodied Shiraz from a warm season, with ripe fruit and a touch of cool-climate spice.”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 16 - 18°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 5 years

TASTING NOTES

This wine has luscious black fruits with background spice, fragrant toffee oak and rounded tannins. 

SEASON

The 2016 vintage in Hilltops was characterised by warm, dry conditions. It began with low rainfall in winter followed by a dry and very warm spring bringing early budburst. Continuing low rainfall and above-average temperatures produced rapid ripening, though this was tempered in Hilltops by the cool nights of autumn. Harvest was early and fruit was of good quality with ripe fruit flavours and soft tannin balanced by cool-climate spice.

WINEMAKING

The fruit was cold soaked before fermentation in open fermenters with hand plunging and pumping over. The wine was matured for 12 months in French oak barriques, about one-quarter new.

THE REGION

THE REGION

Hilltops

A cool climate agricultural region in southern New South Wales for grazing, wool growing, dairy, horticulture and orchards.

The region is centred on the towns of Boorowa, Harden and Young with around 400 hectares of vineyards planted in foothills of the Great Dividing Range.

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THE TIER

THE TIER

Regional Selection

EVERYDAY DRINKING • GIFTING

A collection of classic varieties grown in the earth that suits them best. Each wine is a reflection of their region.

The labels feature an abstract hand-print illustration designed to evoke the distinct personality of the country from which the wine originates.

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THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

THE STORY BEHIND THE LABEL

The Artwork

Australia Hand

This abstract hand is representative of the heart of Australia, the wildness and terroir of the land and its iconic red centre.

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