2018 Shiraz Regional Selections Hilltops

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SKU: HP16-HISHIRAZ8

  • 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

“One of our most popular wines, from one of Australia's newest and most impressive”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 15 - 17°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 7 years

TASTING NOTES

From one of the coolest regions in New South Wales, this full-bodied Shiraz has luscious black fruits with background spice, fragrant toffee oak and rounded tannins.

 

SEASON

Good winter rains set up excellent soil moisture and early growth was vigorous, requiring careful canopy management. January and February were warm and dry allowing the vines to transition well from green growth into ripening of fruit. There was a welcome absence of any sustained heat waves, with cool nights helping to keep flavours fresh and bright. The Shiraz harvest began in mid-March, closer to long-term average timing after several early vintages, which allowed picking in optimum cool conditions.

 

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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