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Toolleen, Heathcote, Australia
Pastiche Shiraz is made in a medium bodied style, blended from selected blocks at our Tranter Rd vineyard to express the beauty and personality of Heathcote in a lifted, aromatic style with intensity of fruit balanced by the influence of moderate oak and savory tannins.
Aromas of dark berry fruit and plum combine with lifted spice and savory, flinty minerality. The medium bodied palate exhibits red, blue and black fruits, along with savory briary characters, fine grained tannins and lingering fruit intensity.
Suitable for vegans.
Block 2 and 3 of our Tellurian vineyard, in Tranter Rd, Toolleen, growing in Cambrian soils formed over 500-million years. Deep, rich, decomposed greenstone rock and limestone with soil depths up to 2m allow roots to reach deep, while relatively low fertility controls vigour and yield.
Grapes mostly fermented in 4-5 tonne open top fermenters between 14-24 days on skins, with hand plunging or pump overs twice per day. 15% whole bunch fermentation. 10 months maturation; 5% American oak and 95% in mostly seasoned French oak (10% new) in a combination of puncheons, demi muids and barriques prior to filtration and bottling.
VINE CANOPY VSP Vertical Shoot Position
PRUNING Spur, 4 bud per arm, 4 shoots per bud
FARMING In transition to Organic (certified from 2019)
HARVEST Picked 3rd to 11th March 2017
BAUME 13.5 – 14.2
MATURATION 10 months. French Oak (95%) American Oak (5%). 10% new
ANALYSIS Alcohol: 14.5% | Acidity: 5.4 g/l | pH: 3.65
BOTTLING 7th February 2018