EVANS & TATE CLASSIC SHIRAZ 2017
EVANS & TATE CLASSIC SHIRAZ, the fruit from each vineyard block was tasted every 3 days to monitor flavour development to ensure each parcel of fruit was picked at its optimum. Each parcel was picked separately during the coolest part of the night to ensure the fruit reached the winery at the coolest temperature possible. The fruit was cold-soaked which helped produce a fruit-driven, aromatic wine with a lush, soft texture. During fermentation, each batch was thoroughly aerated with the grape seeds being removed from the ferment. This process helped produced a fine, softly textured wine style. Once fermented and pressed, the pressings were returned into the free-run to provide structure and body to the end wine. A select batch of wine was racked separately off lees to two to five year old French oak barriques and hogsheads to mature for 9 months. Following blending, the wine was lightly fined using fresh, local free-range egg whites and filtered once prior to bottling.
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Alcohol %: 14.5%
Aroma: The wine exhibits ripe cassis, red plums and salted liquorice. High notes of cedary oak and violet add further complexity and frame this wine's underlying graphite-like minerality.
Taste: Unfolds in a myriad of layers of red fruit with dark chocolate nuances further enhanced by subtle sweet oak characters. The long and flavoursome finish is well supported by powder-fine juicy tannins.
Colour: Deep crimson with vivid purple hues.